Sociology | Social Problems and Policies
S101 | 20339 | Vuckovic


In this course, we will examine concepts of subcultures (groups of
people with behaviors and/or beliefs that are different from a
mainstream culture, but who are nevertheless a part of it) and
countercultures (groups of people with behaviors and/or beliefs that
are different from a mainstream culture, and who are actively trying
to separate or isolate themselves and/or to change mainstream culture)
across various sociological fields. We will start with examining
linkages between culture and identities and their implications for
collective identities in general, and subcultural and countercultural
identities more specifically. Next, we will discuss the relations of
subcultures and countercultures to delinquency, new social movements,
ethnicity and race, religion and gender and sexuality. Finally, at the
end of the course, we will examine youth and leisure subcultures.