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This essay aims to look at how rave culture is more than just a youth subculture as defined by the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies CCCS It will start by looking at the CCCSs definition of a youth subculture and will go on to examine rave culture in relation to these theories Finally it will hopefully show how rave culture is more than just a reaction to society at that time It will look at the spirituality of rave culture the impact that it has had on many peoples lives and the DJ as an urban shaman Hall et al 1976 wanted to examine why and how youth groups were formed Youth only really came into existence after the second world war when with the advances in industrialization and technology it was no longer necessary for people to go straight into a working life at an early age and there was much more leisure time available There was no longer the immediate jump from childhood to adulthood but there was a transitory period in between when a child became an adult they may have been continuing their studies or just enjoying life This period of life between childhood and adulthood became known as youth Youth appeared as an emergent category in post-war Britain one of the most striking and visible manifestations of social change in the period Hall et al 1976 p9 If there is youth then there will be youth culture culture is defined by Hall et al as the peculiar and distinctive way of life of the group or class the meanings values and ideas embodied in institutions in social relations in systems of beliefs in mores and customs in the uses of objects and material life Culture is the distinctive shapes in which this material and social organisation of life expresses itself 1976 p10 There is never just one culture society is always split into different groups and there
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