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late 20’s and very early 30’s. His early childhood established the family he was living in and their utter disfunction as well as how he handled that disfunction and how much of it he emulated. His late childhood was about how he developed into a man and went off to the militaryand eventually undergraduate college. The third portion of the book was about his entrance into an Ivy League school (Yale Law School) and how he coped with his past and the new life he would try to lead.
A subculture is defined as a group with their own cultural variations on the dominant theme of their society. Vance emphasizes the understanding of his “very own” hillbilly subculture in this outstanding book. The hillbilly subculture lives in the Appalachia region of the United States of America, are Scots-Irish immigrants, and are poor. His subculture is unique in many ways when compared to other subcultures in America. His subculture uses traditional-affectional rationalization (belief, tradition, etc.) to justify their die-hard sense of loyalty. Vance illustrated that he fought many times in school over insults beginning with “yo mama” and other demeaning things about his family. Hillbillies view the Class System as a Closed Class System