Subculture is a culture-within-a-culture. Subculture is the distinct norms, values and behavior of particular groups located within society. The concept of subculture implies some degree of group self-sufficiency such that individuals may interact, find employment, recreation, friends and mates within the group.
Society is heterogeneous and culture is not spread out evenly. It is from here that idea of subculture and subsociety emerge. Subcultures are linked to the deviant behavior literature and some sociologists have focused on subsociety to avoid the culture issue altogether. Subculture has often been treated as synonymous with the population comprising the subsociety.
Subculture has been examined without sufficient concern for delineating the groups of individuals serving as its referent. The subcultural system is pictured as homogeneous, static and closed.
Subculture is depicted as consisting in its entirety of values, norms and central themes.
Cohens theory follows the well-known adage my child went wrong by hanging out with the wrong crowd. This wrong crowd is the center of Cohens theory; phenomena called the delinquent subculture.
A subculture is a group of
people within a society that share a set of ideas and ways of doing things that differs
from the ways of dominant society. The subculture gives a sense of belonging and solutions
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