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Factors in Choosing Leisure Activities - ... The genre of the movies and types of the books are also influenced by subculture. For example in family that they watch more action movies, children are more likely to watch action movies and find a career like those in the action movies or the person who watches comedy movies is more likely to have a positive attitude and make other peoples laugh. The individual’s situation is really important in making choice of leisure, different situations influence differently. Special days are one type of situations (Kaplan, 196)....   [tags: Entertainment, Culture, Location] 2034 words
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Pop Cultural Elements of Military Cadences - Pop Cultural Elements of Military Cadences "HUT, TWO, THREE, FOUR...HUT, TWO, THREE, FOUR...” What do a bunch of grunts calling out raunchy marching cadences have to do with pop culture. There’s more to the cadence then just keeping soldiers in step, there is a deep sense of pride, patriotism, unity, motivation, and nostalgia, which can be found within these songs. The Military cadence is used to motivate, inspire, and foster company cohesiveness while keeping soldiers steps in time and hands down the rich oral traditions of the Army, Navy, Marines, and Air force....   [tags: Military Cadences Music Lyrics Essays]
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The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon - Have you ever felt “down in the dumps”. How about sad or unhappy for long periods of time. Has the thought of suicide ever crossed your mind. Between 35% and 50% of adolescents experience depression at some point in their teenage years. Brent Runyon, author of The Burn Journals, experienced a severe type of depression while in middle school. He repeatedly tried to kill himself, and his last attempt ended in third-degree burns over 85 percent of his body, and the next year in recovery at hospitals and rehab facilities....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Suicide, Depression]
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How My Culture Changes the Way I View the Different Aspects of Life - In this essay I will be discussing and explaining how my culture changes how I view the different aspects of life. I will use three obvious parts of our lives that are effected by our culture, these parts will be our views of food, the way we dress, and holiday customs. I will start out by first describing what my culture says about these things and how it affects my opinion of them. Then I will discuss three less obvious parts of our daily lives that culture influences; I will use nature of friendship, our rules and our attitude towards age....   [tags: Self-reflection paper] 920 words
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Orthodox Theories on Crime and Deviance and Crime and Deviance in the Caribbean - Orthodox Theories on Crime and Deviance and Crime and Deviance in the Caribbean Breaking the law is typically understood as something deviant and is needed to be reduced. There is a constant goal by governments to lower crime rates in their country but crime, surprisingly, is considered by most Functionalists as being “healthy for society.” Without crime society can fall apart. The orthodox view is that crime in developing countries is the product of social change. It is a transformation from a traditional to a more modern stage of development....   [tags: Papers] 1067 words
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Exploring the Positive Punishment Effect Among Incarcerated Individuals - In a quantitative analysis of the effectiveness of incarceration of individuals in preventing crime and especially preventing those particular individuals from repeating crime, Peter Wood concluded that several different mechanisms may in fact contribute to recidivism. Wood acknowledges the work of others in the field that have noted that statistically the experience of being incarcerated increased the likelihood that an individual will commit future criminal behavior. He continues to note the hypotheses of other researchers that such counter-intuitive statistics could be explained by "a theory of defiance" whereby after an individual receives punishment that they feel is unjust or unfair th...   [tags: Criminal Justice] 774 words
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The Greatful Dead - The Greatful Dead A simple definition of a sub-culture is a group of people who have norms, values, and beliefs that are distinct from those of the main stream culture. A subculture is a group of people who have a distinct way of life. Dead heads fit into this category. They believe that there are many interpretations of reality, and that everyone's interpretations are somewhat valid, but none of them are real. There are two reasons why this sub-culture has continued to exist for as long as it has, the first being a historical one....   [tags: Papers] 833 words
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Who Are Hipsters? - Originally, the term “hipster” referred to “a black subculture figure of the late 1940s” (Grief 7), and transitioned to, “The White Negro” (Grief 7) who listens to Jazz in the 1950s. This term went through many phases and transitions as time progressed. Dick Hebdige states, “Subcultures represent ‘noise’ (as opposed to sound): interference in the orderly sequence which leads from real events and phenomena to their representation in the media” (Hebdige 90). In the past the hipsters were localized and apart of a subculture; however, now, my perception of hipsters has developed to more of a worldwide “imagined community” with many localized subcultures within....   [tags: Term Origin, Hipsterism]
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Graffiti Artists: Silent Writers - Within the impoverished urban streets arose a youth culture captivated by infamy and self-pride. A youth culture virtually undistinguishable from members of modern society with a passion, setting them apart from the community. The members of this underground subculture could be your next-door neighbor, your son or daughter, or the contractor repairing your roof, yet you would have no idea that they strive to “bomb” objects and surfaces found in everyday life. It is the subtle differences that distinguish a graffiti artist from the average member of society, such as their, mindset, desires, speech and active lifestyle....   [tags: Art ]
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Mainstream Culture and Media after the World War II - ... There is no room for resistance- as people are dependent on the media products of the industry. Adorno accuses mass media in deception, where Art can only “resist the false consciousness imposed by the culture industry by declaring its autonomy,” (Andrae 34) this can only be done if Art would “reject all socially determined,” communication means and channels (Andrae 34). Otherwise the Art would never reach its consistency. Therefore, any form of Art coming from within is illusionary, unauthentic and fake....   [tags: capitalistic society, economic boom] 2860 words
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J.K. Rowling's The Harry Potter Series - The Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling has recently sprung to life in many ways. The first book of the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, was published in 1998 in the US (Rowling) and has continuously grown from there. First day sales of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sold 11 million copies worldwide which definitely reflects the fan base of Harry Potter (Gunelius, 76). The fans of this series, also know as the Harry Potter fandom, have taken the series into their own hands using creativity to bring pieces of the series to life....   [tags: summary, literary analysis]
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Guido Style and Social Identity - Today there are many styles and subcultures that are known in society, from punk to hip-hop, and from hipster to gangster. However, there is one that has become widely acknowledged and popularized in the recent years. This is the “Guido” lifestyle. Made popular by the hit MTV television show “Jersey Shore”, the term Guido was not always accepted in the positive tone that the it is given in popular media today. Some consider it an inappropriate slur and racist term (Cohen 1-2). While that may be the case in the past, today “Jersey Shore” and other mass media have most certainly contributed to the mainstream acceptance and popularity of the Guido style and have changed the direction of the ter...   [tags: Mass Media]
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Hip Hop as an Industry - All of the articles dealt with hip hop as an industry and how that industry is portrayed to African Americans through the commercialization of hip hop and stereotypes in society. The articles also discuss how that portrayal influences the opinions of African Americans to others and themselves. The first article, “About a Salary or Reality. – Rap’s Recurrent Conflict” by Alan Light, explains the evolution of hip hop from the various camps to become what it is today – a mix of the gangster rap it was from the beginning and the rap pop that grew out of it....   [tags: Commercialization, Society's Stereotypes]
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mass commication and how it affects todays youth - From Eminem’s hardcore explicit lyrics, to Lil Kim’s outrageous outfits to the late Tupac Shakur’s “thug life” image, the rap subculture has been under a lot of speculation. Many rappers lyrics contain violent messages that parents fear are encouraging youth to become violent. The media has a field day covering protests against rappers, such as Eminem about their explicit lyrics towards gays, women and their promotion of violence. The main concern is how rap is influencing today, particularly towards the youth community, and the answer can be found in the media....   [tags: essays research papers] 2978 words
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Basic Techniques of Managing Deviance - There are 5 basic techniques of managing deviance. There is secrecy, manipulating the physical setting, rationalizations, change to non-d`eviance, and joining deviant subcultures. The act of secrecy is easily defined as the word itself. The deviant keeps secrets from those around them. The thought behind it being that if nobody ever knows about their deviant behavior there is no one who can place negative sanctions upon the deviant. Next, manipulating the physical setting, the deviant chooses to avoid negative sanctions by appearing to be legitimate in their reasons for taking part in the act or situation....   [tags: essays research papers] 444 words
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Yanks and Brits: Transatlantic Youth Cultures - In the years following the Second World War, youth around the globe started to undergo a drastic change, resulting in stylised fashions and subcultures that differed from their parent cultures dramatically. Great Britain and the United States had been the primary manufacturers during the war and that prosperity continued in the following decades, creating general economic prosperity. National optimism for the oncoming decade culminated in British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan making the optimistic claim to his fellow Conservatives that Britons “never had it so good” (BBC)....   [tags: Culture]
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Terrorism and Subcultural Theory of Crime - The horror of domestic terrorism is a problem all Americans should be concerned with, especially since there is a violent subculture in this nation which seeks out and indoctrinates people into their way of life. The crime that I will be focusing on during the course of this paper will be domestic terrorism, specifically hate groups such as the KKK, and various other white supremacy groups. The theory that I will be using to try and explain these crimes will be subcultural theory, but more especially the Subculture of Violence theory provided to us by Marvin Wolfgang and Franco Ferracutti....   [tags: essays research papers] 1399 words
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American Exodus by James N. Gregory - ... The author’s notion is that “The Dust Bowl migration movement teaches us about the ways American culture is transformed through relocation.” Gregory’s claim is that without migration; our sense of ideals, mannerisms, and literature would not be the same. It is through the Okies’ persona, morals, and experience that an identity is established and therefore, a landmark in culture. Gregory organizes his content in sections, Part 1: “Migration and Resettlement” and Part 2: “The Okie Subculture” to make his point....   [tags: struggles and misconceptions of the Okie migrant]
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Theory of Delinquency - ... The gang then have the opportunity to impose its own values on the individual, such as remaining loyal to the gang and working in order to achieve status among its members. Culture conflict theory was influenced by the Chicago school. Early theories, such as that of Thrasher (1927), conducted research on gangs in Chicago. Thrasher (*) defined a gang as “an interstitial group originally formed spontaneously and then integrated through conflict… Characterised by meeting face to face, milling, movement through space as a unit, conflict and planning”…....   [tags: deviant sub-cultural theories of crime] 1471 words
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Causes and Prevention of Crime with the Realism Theory - ... In one respect, the left realists do share some level of accord with the radical theorists in that it is common ground that crime is a reaction to an unjust society (Lea and Young, 1984:45). Yet, on that point is also disagreement in that, unlike radical criminologists, left realists do not think that the criminal should not be faulted for responding by engaging in offending behavior. Crime is one kind of egoistic response to deprivation. Its roots are injustice but its growth often perpetrates injustice (Lea and Young, 1984:72)....   [tags: poverty, shoplifting, unemployment] 450 words
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Analysis of the Film The Mission - Analysis of the Film The Mission The movie analyzed in this paper is The Mission. This movie contains several sociological aspects and concepts. The concepts most easily identified are the ones that will be discussed in the following pages of this paper. Those concepts are Social Inequality, Deviance, and Subcultures. Social inequality is the social differences that exist whenever one group of people has different access to the rewards a society offers. Deviance is a variation from a set of norms or shared social expectations....   [tags: Papers] 1062 words
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Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing by Ted Conover and Inside: Life Behind Bars in America by Michael Santos - Book Comparison: Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing by Ted Conover & Inside: Life Behind Bars in America by Michael Santos Ted Conover, an investigative journalist decided to investigate the conditions within Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York. Taking his investigation to a new level, Conover applied to work as a corrections officer. This decision came after being repeatedly denied the opportunity to chronicle the life of a corrections officer in training by the New York State Department of Corrections....   [tags: book comparison, prisons, conditions] 1206 words
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The Influence of Christian Protestants in American Politics - Throughout the year Christians have strived to do the will of God. From to converting people into Christians to making a society pleasing to God. Christians in America have been present since the colonial times. In the late 19th century, they were still thriving in the United States. In the early 20th century they were still involved in the broader American culture, committed to shaping public policy and welcome in political life. But as time continued, evangelicals started to create their own subculture, no longer involving themselves in politics and the rest of the American culture....   [tags: american culture, god, protestants]
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An Overview of Surfing: Past to Present - Surfing is the act of someone paddling out into the ocean, catching a wave on a surfboard, standing up, and riding the length of that giant whitecap. Some people say it is the best feeling anyone can experience and always has been. The recreation of surfing has been around ever since the mid-eighteenth century. Now, it is not only a hobby for some people, but an extreme professional sport. Originating in Hawaii during the mid-eighteen hundreds, surfing has remained a way of life for most Hawaiians....   [tags: Sports]
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Anomie and General Strain Theories of Crime - ... Innovation means that one accepts the goals but rejects the means. This individual has a “by any means necessary” attitude when it comes to the attainment of goals. Rebellion means that one rejects both the means and the goals. They may substitution those goals and means with their own goals and means. Ritualism means that one rejects the goals and responds to the means in a slavish and conforming attitude. Retreatism means one rejects both the goals and means, but they do not replace with their own goals and mean....   [tags: Emile Durkheim concepts]
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Entering of an Unknown Culture - Several years ago I immersed myself in the gothic and metal lifestyle and I’m still a part of it. As soon as I started hearing more about the underground aspect of it, I knew I had to investigate. In the gothic and metal lifestyle, no subculture is the same since each genre is like an umbrella, something different always beneath the next. On February 7, 2014 the opportunity arose for me to attend my first underground Darkside sold out concert in Boston at the Paradise Rock Club at 10:00 pm, which is one of their venues for their world tour....   [tags: concert, metal, underground music] 1138 words
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The story of Tony Manero - The term disco often brings to mind, images of polyester suits, coordinated choreography and flashy disco balls. John Badham’s 1977 cinematic classic Saturday Night Fever capitalized on those images to help mainstream society relate to this growing subculture. John Travolta’s portrayal of Tony Manero, a down on his luck heterosexual male, who uses disco as a means of escape from his everyday life, helps to demonstrate Hollywood’s encroachment on this growing cultural phenomenon. What Badham’s film fails to explore is the history of disco; the influence that it had on underground society in the United States....   [tags: Character Analysis ]
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How To Reduce Police Corruption - The majority of peace officers are committed to the profession they chose. They view the career as a calling, a dedication to perform a public service to their community. Being a police officer requires one to continually strive for perfection, but there is no such thing as a perfect cop. What makes a good cop turn bad. Many factors can attribute to police corruption, but the question that should be asked is if it can be stopped. Although police agencies have progressed greatly from its beginning, police corruption is the black mark that will forever leave a stain of embarrassment within an organization....   [tags: Police Ethics, Police Integrity]
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The History of American Christians - ... That is the case with prohibition. Protestants thought that alcohol destroyed self-discipline and self-control, not just drunkenness. Evangelicals sought to rid the nation of the wickedness of alcohol. William Riley, a baptist pastor in Minneapolis, preached about the immorality of liquor. Riley and various other pastors in the city pressured officials into restricting saloon hours. The prohibition movement continued to grow, several states banned the sale and production of alcohol. Thus in the case of alcohol, evangelical’s conviction was made into a public policy, and even an amendment to the Constitution....   [tags: god, evangelicals, colonial times]
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You Are What You Wear - ... Body The cult of luxury brand (Radha Chadha & ‎Paul Husband, 2006) outlines the trickle down theory of fashion by Georg Simmel in 1904. “In his view, styles and status symbols emerged from the upper classes and then trickled down to the masses, who imitated them in an attempt to climb up the social ladder. In the meantime the élite kept a close eye on the classes below, and promptly moved on to newer styles once the earlier ones became too common.” (Trickle down theory of fashion, Georg Simmel, 1904) Due to his point, it could be defined the “style” is the higher class trying to be unlike his fellow men, and the “popular taste” is the lower class trying to be like the same as the high...   [tags: behavioral psychology analysis] 450 words
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On Raves and Club Drugs - ... We wanted to choose our way of life against from a prescribed life what our parents and the government tried to push ourselves into. We wanted to go against this emotionally empty lifestyle that the society wanted us to be part of so we found ourselves in this subculture, the rave subculture. After many years of this kind of happiness I asked myself many questions. Where did this come from. How long has it been in this social world. Is it going anywhere or is it just a dead end in our life where we cannot move forward....   [tags: personal reflections] 1069 words
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A Single Youth Culture - A Single Youth Culture Youth culture and youth subcultures have been a subject of research since the early 1930s. It is most certainly true today that there is not one singular youth culture but a variety of different youth subcultures. The 90's can not be described as the same as the 60's or 70's or even the 80's.There are many reasons put forward by sociologists for this such as there are more styles available today, media influences us more and there is a higher disposable income per household to spend on fashions....   [tags: Papers] 1738 words
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Explanation for Criminality from a Sociological Perspective - Explanation for Criminality from a Sociological Perspective From a sociological perspective, explanation for criminality is found in two levels which are the subculture and the structural explanations. The sociological explanations emphasize aspects of societal arrangements that are external to the actor and compelling. A sociological explanation is concerned with how the structure of a society, institutional practices or its persisting cultural themes affect the conduct of its members. Individual differences are denied or ignored, and the explanation of the overall collective behavior is sought in the patterning of social arrangements that is considered to be both outside the actor an...   [tags: Criminals Violence Sociology Essays]
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Culture and Music - Culture and Music George Gershwin once said, “True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans and my time is today.” Over the years, no form of art has attached itself to humanity more than music. Music has been creating and destroying cultures in the Twentieth Century at a very rapid rate. Fads come and go, but true music and the heart behind it never dies. The story of subcultures in and through modern music has to start in the 1920’s America....   [tags: Papers] 914 words
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John Knowle's A Separate Peace - A Separate Peace: Social Sterotypes Thesis: The five main characters in John Knowles' A Separate Peace represent social stereotypes, according to some people. In his book A Separate Peace, John Knowles represents jocks with Phineas, a character who believes that sports are the key to life. Phineas is more of a sportsman than a jock. Real jocks only care about winning, Phineas makes sure it's not possible for anyone to win or lose. Chet Douglas is an exaggerated prep, just like Phineas is an exaggerated jock....   [tags: essays research papers] 493 words
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Erica Carter - Young Women and their Relationship to Consumerism - Erica Carter Erica Carter teaches Cultural Studies at the University of Warwick. Recently, she published How German is She. Postwar West German Reconstruction and the consuming Woman (1996), in which she explores how the development of a "social market economy" after 1949 gave a new centrality to consumers as key players in the economic life of the (German) nation and in that process gave women a new public significance. Carter argues that concepts of nationhood survived in the rhetorics of public policy and in popular culture of the period....   [tags: Femenism Femenist]
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Should Austin or Houston Be the Capital of Texas? - The city of Austin became the capital of Texas in 1838 when two of Sam Houston’s protégés James Collingsworth and Peter Grayson ran against his nemesis Mirabeau B. Lamar. (Lomax paragraph 3, 2013) It didn’t become official till 1846 when it officially became a capitol. I think Austin was chosen as the capital over more thriving cities because of how the story of Stephen F. Austin actions against the Mexican government. He represented a huge part of the Texas Anglo population at the time as well....   [tags: geography, Stephen F. Austin]
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Crime as Functional, Inevitable and Normal - Crime as Functional, Inevitable and Normal Crime can be functional in bringing about social change - when social norms are unsuited with the conditions of life. A high crime rate is an indication of a social system that has failed to adapt to change. Deviance, acts as a warning device, indicating that an aspect of society is malfunctioning. Deviance may also act as a safety valve - a relatively harmless expression of discontent. For example the invasion of the House of Commons, would be a warning device to society relating to security issues....   [tags: Papers] 703 words
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Jeans: A Reflection of American Values - Jeans: A Reflection of American Values Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis did not know they were creating an American legacy when they patented the process for riveting pants on May 20, 1873, nor did they get to see the enduring influence of their product before their deaths in the early 1900’s ("Levi Strauss & Co. Timeline"). Nevertheless, since their creation, denim jeans have become symbolic of various American sentiments over the years: the romanticizing of the American West, the social rebellion of countercultures, and a paradoxical preoccupation with individuality....   [tags: Clothing]
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Drugs and Music - Throughout the evolution of popular music in American culture, many factors have been instrumental in the inspiration musical artists. The wide range of sources reflects the variety and creativity of music in the modern day that musicians claim as their muses, ranging from religious beliefs to love interests. However, the primary driving force behind the creative minds in music in the United States has undeniably been the drug subculture that was the largest at the given time period. Without the use of recreational drugs by artists, popular music would have taken an entirely different and unimaginable evolutionary path, resulting in a completely different musical world....   [tags: Drugs, argumentative, persuasive] 700 words
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The Lineages of Conformity in Mailer’s The White Negro: Superficial Reflections on the Hipster” - ... Mailer argues that this act of violence, though not necessarily a particularly physically taxing effort on the youths’ part, and not necessarily “therapeutic” due to the circumstances, “the hoodlum is therefore daring the unknown, and so no matter how brutal the act it is not altogether cowardly.” (Mailer) The courage stems from the idea that not only are the youths murdering another human being, they are also trespassing, creating conflict with authority, and introducing a “dangerous element (Mailer) into their lives, thrusting the young hipsters into direct conflict with society....   [tags: psychopath, violence, fashion]
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Hip Hop: The Method of Expression - From the impoverished section of Bronx, New York arose a youth culture that spread throughout the community like wild fire. Within the gang-ridden, drug-infested streets, a depravation of creativity forced underprivileged African American youths onto the streets in search of an output for their imagination. It was within these streets that hip-hop appeared as the product of independence, self-realization, creativity, and pride. Hip-hop began between the transformations from the late 1960’s to the early 1970’s....   [tags: Music]
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Hard Time: Worse of the Worse - A life behind bars is not an easy life, but a life that many people become accustom to, not because these people want to, but because they have to. The prison life is one that includes adverse challenges, dangerous situations, gang violence, and unpleasant living conditions. As shown in the documentary, Hard Time: Worst of the Worst, the inmates at the Southern Ohio Correction Facility in Lucasville, Ohio are no strangers to the prison life. Opened in 1972, the prison houses some of Ohio’s most dangerous inmates, totaling 2,200 inmates....   [tags: prison, violence, inmates, culture, safety]
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Artifact Study of an Olympiakos Soccer Jersey - Artifact Study of an Olympiakos Soccer Jersey Introduction The artifact of appearance I have chosen is a soccer jersey representing Olympiakos, a team in the top Greek league. I acquired this article of clothing during the summer of 1995. Many factors have contributed to my interest in Greek soccer jerseys. These include my Greek heritage, my family's fanaticism with soccer, and the growing popularity of sports jerseys in the, for severe lack of a better term, alternative subculture. In this paper, I will perform an artifact study on this jersey....   [tags: Greece Greek Sports Essays] 1561 words
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The Punk Movement and Anomie - When the Punk Movement emerged in the mid-1970s in both the United States and United Kingdom, it spanned into such areas as fashion, music, as well as youth mentality and thus became its own type of subculture. However, this movement can also be considered a form of social deviance when viewed through the lens of Robert Merton’s theory of anomie. This deviance stems from the anti-social and anti-conventional nature of the movement’s members in response to lower and middle class socio-economic strain....   [tags: Culture ]
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Japan Culture in San Francisco - Japantown, in San Francisco, is an ethnic enclave to the Japanese who migrated to the US and it is a space created by themselves for themselves to practice their old traditions and remind them of home. The Kinokuniya building in Japantown is home to many generations of Japanese and they would often celebrate traditional festivals and more than often there are many subculture groups within the Japanese here in San Francisco. One subculture that is evident is the Ikebana group located in Japancenter where they display flower arrangements called Ikebana....   [tags: kinokuniya, ikebana group, japantown]
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Female Stoners: An Ethnographic Study - ... As this was happening the male of the group was cooking some food that he set out to eat while the girls smoked. All three girls found something to drink and headed downstairs to the basement. They set up at the pool table which they had placed chairs around, they sat down in what appeared to be assigned seats. Each person had their own place. The male and Girl B brought their laptops with them, the other two had their phones (Girls A and C). Girl A, seemed to be in charge of the music. The group spent a considerable time deciding what to listen to, they eventually settled on “Disney Radio”....   [tags: marijuana users] 2303 words
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Life on a Military Base - ... The term extends to both former and current children of such parents, and is often used to refer to the unique subculture and lifestyle of American Military Brats (Wertsch 4). Military brats are viewed by both themselves and others as a “distinct 200 year-old American Subculture with millions of members.” Although no exact figure has been reported, the United States Department of Defense estimates that there are nearly 1.8 million military brats currently registered in the military system. Some researchers describe this unique subculture as “one of America’s oldest, least well-known and largely unseen social groups.” (Holliker)....   [tags: absent parents, intense discipline] 896 words
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Analysis Of The Drag Ball Culture in New York City - Glamorous, fabulous, revolutionary, drag. There is a general accord about things our society labels as extrinsic. The subjects looked down upon are subcultures that have proven that if anything interrupts the conventions of society they are to be shunned. Jennie Livingston’s documentary, Paris is Burning, shows how a group of individuals bound by this common rejection, construct a subculture that has its own rules and standards. The documentary chronicles the lives of African American gay, and transgender within the drag ball culture in New York City in the mid – to – late eighties; a culture where they can create their own real identity and be themselves or anyone they want to be; a culture...   [tags: gender identiy, subscultures]
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Karl Marx's Society Model of Identifies the Dynamics within the Society - ... The group who holds the status were known as Bourgeoisie. Those who do not have status are known as Proletariat in Marx’s model. The Proletariat are dependent on the wealth of the Bourgeoisie. In relation to whites and Mexican immigrants, the whites tend to represent the bourgeoisie, while Mexican immigrants represent the proletariat. Whites are the one's who own the factories that employee the proletariat. The Bourgeoisie tend to run the factories and sell the goods, while the proletariat build or make the goods....   [tags: interaction, white males, bourgeoisie] 545 words
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The Cultural and Sub Cultural Influence of Narcotics Anonymous - The Cultural And Sub Cultural Influence of Narcotics Anonymous. The Subculture of N.A is a life outside of any expectations formed by the main Cultural Influence. It is a very private organization that I belong to which became a way of life for me. It has values, traditions, beliefs, sanctions and roles. This is the only outside influence in my life that made me develop meaning to my life again. I was a complete and total crack addict who finally hit the bottom of the barrel and started looking for a way to climb out of the grave I dug myself into....   [tags: Illegal Drugs Narcotics] 836 words
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The Beat Generation: Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and Allen Ginsberg - ... The spontaneity of the movement conveys the fierce emotional state that many of the beats found to be both inspiring and essential, however, it brought troubling activities for the Beat Generation. There were random sexual rendezvous with a lot of different partners, mostly strangers, and this led to people becoming more and more infected with sexually transmitted diseases. The physical satisfaction for them also came in liquid form such as whiskey or the heroin and in between drug trips they often used cigarettes and marijuana to help maintain a pleasant high (Beat Movement)....   [tags: spontaneity, movements] 1267 words
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