youth subculture

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Noun1.youth subculture - a minority youth culture whose distinctiveness depended largely on the social class and ethnic background of its members; often characterized by its adoption of a particular music genre
youth culture - young adults (a generational unit) considered as a cultural class or subculture
flower people, hippies, hipsters - a youth subculture (mostly from the middle class) originating in San Francisco in the 1960s; advocated universal love and peace and communes and long hair and soft drugs; favored acid rock and progressive rock music
Rastafari, Rastas - (Jamaica) a Black youth subculture and religious movement that arose in the ghettos of Kingston, Jamaica, in the 1950s; males grow hair in long dreadlocks and wear woolen caps; use marijuana and listen to reggae music
beat generation, beatniks, beats - a United States youth subculture of the 1950s; rejected possessions or regular work or traditional dress; for communal living and psychedelic drugs and anarchism; favored modern forms of jazz (e.g., bebop)
teddy boys - a British youth subculture that first appeared in the 1950s; mainly from unskilled backgrounds, they adopted a pseudo-Edwardian dress code and rock'n'roll music; proletarian and xenophobic, they were involved in race riots in the United Kingdom
punks - a youth subculture closely associated with punk rock music in the late 1970s; in part a reaction to the hippy subculture; dress was optional but intended to shock (plastic garbage bags or old school uniforms) and hair was dyed in bright colors (in Mohican haircuts or sometimes spiked in bright plumes)
bikers, rockers - originally a British youth subculture that evolved out of the teddy boys in the 1960s; wore black leather jackets and jeans and boots; had greased hair and rode motorcycles and listened to rock'n'roll; were largely unskilled manual laborers
bootboys, skinheads - a youth subculture that appeared first in England in the late 1960s as a working-class reaction to the hippies; hair was cropped close to the scalp; wore work-shirts and short jeans (supported by suspenders) and heavy red boots; involved in attacks against Asians and football hooliganism
mods - a youth subculture that began in London in the early 1960s; a working-class movement with highly stylized dress and short hair; listened to rhythm and blues music and travelled on motor scooters
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But it is not just the material trappings of the film that works so well, it feels authentic in its direction and acting portrayal that - save for a few more lyrical and musically engaging sequences - feels almost documentary-like in examining a youth subculture in a specific time and place.
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As a product of the youth subculture that has emerged in the post-independence years, street art can publicly articulate the younger generation's perspective on the inter-generational relationship and symbolically represents that generation's identity as members of the national community.
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(76) People were likely to be guided in their actions by notions of class, but they also guided by notions of ethnicity, sexuality, gender, or any other form of identity politics, including youth subculture. Although the 'broad democratic alliance' of The British Road to Socialism embraced this argument, the fact was that the CPGB seemed to offer little to these different social movements and social forces.
British youth subculture from the 1960s in the form of Mods and Rockers has inspired the theme of this year's Unite/CPHVA conference party, on the first day of conference at 8pm.
Factors such as endemic poverty, accelerated urbanisation, blurred morality, 'arriviste' lifestyles, youth subculture as a counter-culture, (dis)continuities between the politics of the 1980s and 1990s, past animosities between the authorities and youth, and the disquieting relationship between politics and crime in South Africa have become dominant subjects, generating a myopic, though persistently adhered-to, understanding of crime in South Africa.
Using a wide array of sources, including oral history interviews, archival material, periodicals, visual art, and literary texts, Ramirez's The Woman in the Zoot Suit takes Los Angeles as its case study to explore the multifaceted politics of pachucas, ethnic Mexican women who donned the infamous suit, including the youth subculture in which these young women took part during the 1930s to the 1950s.
They set the mould for almost every working-class youth subculture since, echoing across the generations to the skinheads, the punks and today's hoodies.

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