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What are subculture Values (Unit 4-Crime and Deviance)

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    Hey peeps, I would like to know what is meant by subculture values and who possess them? Please could some one explain this term in a simplistic manner because the worksheet I have, uses too many complicated words! I would really appreciate this peeps.

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    The idea of a subculture is that the values they have are linked with mainstream society, but differ due to the marginalisation and exclusion that certain groups face in everyday life (see the Lea and Young model on subcultures). For example, young working class men subscribe to the importance of economic success as a way of achieving a comfortable standard of living, but their subcultural values cause them to strive towards criminality as a way to achieve this economic success as the exclusion and marginalisation that they face frequently prevents them from gaining an income in more socially acceptable ways. As a result, this creates a structure of subcultural values that are linked to mainstream economic ideals but have variations that take into account the hardship that certain communities face when trying to earn an income.

    That's just an economic example though. You could apply it to a variety of examples.
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    The idea of a subculture is that the values they have are linked with mainstream society, but differ due to the marginalisation and exclusion that certain groups face in everyday life (see the Lea and Young model on subcultures). For example, young working class men subscribe to the importance of economic success as a way of achieving a comfortable standard of living, but their subcultural values cause them to strive towards criminality as a way to achieve this economic success as the exclusion and marginalisation that they face frequently prevents them from gaining an income in more socially acceptable ways. As a result, this creates a structure of subcultural values that are linked to mainstream economic ideals but have variations that take into account the hardship that certain communities face when trying to earn an income.

    That's just an economic example though. You could apply it to a variety of examples.
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    Hey,

    The idea of a subculture is that the values they have are linked with mainstream society, but differ due to the marginalisation and exclusion that certain groups face in everyday life (see the Lea and Young model on subcultures). For example, young working class men subscribe to the importance of economic success as a way of achieving a comfortable standard of living, but their subcultural values cause them to strive towards criminality as a way to achieve this economic success as the exclusion and marginalisation that they face frequently prevents them from gaining an income in more socially acceptable ways. As a result, this creates a structure of subcultural values that are linked to mainstream economic ideals but have variations that take into account the hardship that certain communities face when trying to earn an income.

    That's just an economic example though. You could apply it to a variety of examples.
    This is a perfect example, but for the higher marks, try to include the idea of the media making materialism much more prominent so w/c males in particular are feeling the pressure of illegitimately achieving these things. etcetc

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