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Evaluate the view that there is no single youth culture in modern society rather there is a variety of different youth cultures 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 90s can not be described as the same as the 60s or 70s or even the 80sThere 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 This paper will explore the reasons behind the existence of youth cultures in previous years and why the same format has not occured in the 1990s Defining youth can be difficult and is described in the Concise Oxford Dictionary as the state of being young the period between childhood and adult age -Oxford Dictionary 1990 This would indicate that youth is described as an age group and people can be distinguished by the different age groupsHowever it could be questioned that not all children stop being children at the same time Frithdescribes youth as not simply an age group but the social organization of an age group Sociologists of youth according to Frith describe youth culture as the way of life shared by young people Subculture as defined in the Concise Oxford Dictionary is a cultural group within a larger culture often having beliefs or interests at variance with those of the larger culture This would imply that a subculture is a subdivision of a national culture it exists between the parameters of certain culturesTalcottParsons saw youth subcultures usually having important positive functions in easing the transition from childhood to full adult life in marriage and occupational statusIt would appear that the majority of people leave these youth subcultures at some latter point
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