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date: 31 March 2020

subculture 

Source:
A Dictionary of Sociology
Author(s):

John Scott

Widely used to refer to a local or specialiazed culture embedded in a larger culture. The term is used in subcultural theories to refer to the formation of specific meanings and values as a collective solution to, or resolution of, problems arising from the blocked aspirations of members, or their ambiguous position in the wider society. Thus subcultures are distinct from the larger ... ...

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