- Created by: VampetteEmily
- Created on: 26-08-18 11:19
The lower class has its own independent subcultures with distinctive values which are different to the mainstream culture, which are responsible for criminal activity in urban areas.
They attemot to achieve their own goals not mainstream ones.
The subculture doesn't value success, so isn't frustrated by failure.
The focal cocerns of the lower class are different to the ones of the middle class, which are connected to educational success and gainining qualifications, whilst the working class are based on physical prowess and excitement.
Focal concerns part two
Six focal concerns of the lower class:
Fate e.g. luck - dealing drugs
Autonomy e.g. self-reliance - burglary
Toughness e.g. machismo - domestic violence
Excitment e.g. taking risks - illegal car racing
Smartness e.g. cunning - shoplifting
Trouble e.g. breaking the rules - illegal possession of guns