11b - Counter-Cultures Countercultures actively seek to...

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Common Denominator of Social Commonness Oftentimes within a subculture, there appears some common denominator of social commonness, for instance…outlaw biker gang members are generally from similar socio- economic backgrounds. Fraternities often contain members from the same socio-economic background. Members of particular sexual deviations may be similar in socio-economic backgrounds (business men who like to be dominated) or children of similar particular parental styles (abuse may contribute to sadistic or masochistic tendencies
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Subcultures A subculture is a collection of norms, values, and beliefs whose content is distinguishable from that of the dominant culture. For some people, participation in a subculture reinforces beliefs they hold. For others, exposure to a subculture may cause them to question their mainstream beliefs. For many people, subcultures are a means of establishing relationships with others like themselves.
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Unformatted text preview: Counter-Cultures Countercultures actively seek to change the dominant culture. Countercultures like the Hippies and the Black Panthers are examples of subcultures that openly oppose the dominant culture . Punks as a Subculture The difference in English punks vs. American punks. The social organizations of the punk scene Immersion and commitment to the punk lifestyle. 1. Hardcore Punks 2. Softcore Punks 3. Preppie Punks 4. Spectators Gangs Racial conflict and violence as promoting social cohesion. The role of positive reinforcement. Group affiliation in how it effects: 1. The negative attitudes and actions towards other groups 2. Their individual identity 3. Their developing ethnic identity 4. Their perception of the role they play and their place in the community and more general society....
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11b - Counter-Cultures Countercultures actively seek to...

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