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2008 | 1 | 309-319
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Phenomenon of Subculture

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In modern times people no longer live in small, homogeneous communities. They have been replaced by more diverse and complex societies composed of numerous smaller groups sharing common beliefs, customs, and interests distinguishing them from the rest of the society. Although there are plenty of cultural aspects that connect such groups to the mainstream culture, the groups themselves manifest their own cultural individuality. Such groups put up boundaries that isolate them from the rest of society. Sociologists use the term ‘subculture’ to denote a group that shares a distinctive set of norms, values, and behaviors. The aim of the article is to look into the mechanisms operating within subcultures, to analyze different theories of subcultures, and to focus on youth and delinquent subculture. Finally, it juxtaposes counterculture with subculture, and discusses the style and commodification of subculture.
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  • State Higher Vocational School in Nowy Sącz
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