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Hi. I urgently need two examples of subcultures for my AS Sociology exam. I need to include characteristics of each of the two but i am so stuck and cannot find anything! Some help, please!! Thanks
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Gumboy Level 55 / fun guy
Answered 2 years ago
• surfers - 'The "social energy" this subculture possesses, help to
make surfing such a unique experience.'
Characteristics -
1.Affiliation: need to fit into a group committed to surfing 'as a
way of life'.
2. Language: use a special vocabulary of surfing words
3. Acceptance: membership status comes from skills at surfing
proficiency and board handling.
4. Looking the part (identifiers): Active surfers are
characterized by shaggy, sun-bleached hair that does not quite
reach their shoulders.
Search an article (it's ginormous) as it has many more characteristics
found in this study...
• youths - "Youth subculture is a youth-based subculture with distinct
styles, behaviors, and interests.'
Characteristics -
1. Affiliation: Youth subcultures that show a systematic hostility to the
dominant culture are sometimes described as countercultures.
2. Language, etc (identifiers): Youth music genres are associated
with many youth subcultures, such as punks, emos, ravers, Juggalos,
metalheads and goths.
Article used...
Subcultures may also be seen as extensions of crowds.
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