Joining Youth Cultures

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  • Joining Youth Cultures
    • Functionalists- Suggest that there is no clear rite of passage in the UK so a youth culture becomes a RITE OF PASSAGE.
    • Interactonists- say it helps to establish an identity
      • They take on values of their youth culture and hold onto them for years to come.
    • Mac an Ghail claims that males join youth culture to assert Masculine values
    • Marxists suggest people join youth cultures to rebel against a capitalistic society
    • Cohen suggests the media exagerates youth cultures and offers an exciting lifestyle.
  • Interactionists say they help people achieve a higher status
    • Mac an Ghail claims that males join youth culture to assert Masculine values

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