Subcultures and Subcultural Style
Subcultures are groups, within a larger with a culture distinct from the majority. Often, they substitute their own shared conventions or rituals for those of the mainstream.
Style is an essential component of every subculture, as it differentiates its members from the masses. Style might indicate: religious affiliation (or lack thereof, e.g. the Darwin Fish), ethnic or regional pride (the Dashiki, a soccer fan's scarf), or just an aesthetic tendency (all-black clothing, pink hair, a scarf on a man, and so on).
Since everyone (save the blind) judges people by their appearance, people naturally try to broadcast their personality and affiliation through their dress and comportment.
And since everyone conforms to something, symbols allow someone to conform, either to the group norms or the mainstream norms, while expressing their individuality.
This website features articles about popular youth subcultures from the last century, based not on race, religion or class, but on a common outlook and philosophy. The articles below are alphabetized by the most common name, or label, given to each subculture.
Get the Beatnik Look
Emo - All Emo Articles
Emo Clothes    Emo Hairstyles
Goth - See All Goth Articles
Gothic Fashion Influneces
Gothic Lolita Gallery
Hipster - See All Hipster Articles
No Wave. Post Punk. Underground by Moore and Coley
Punk - See All Punk Articles
Girl's Punk Hairstyles
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