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By Mike Brake

Mike Brake means that subcultures boost in accordance with social difficulties which a bunch stories jointly, and exhibits how members draw on collective identities to outline themselves.

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These changing social and economic circumstances paved the way for increased state supervision. Two main themes of care and control are visible throughout the history of state provision, which had its roots in such moral entrepreneurs as the Society for the Prevention of Pauperism (1817), which set up houses of refuge, the first in New York City in 1825. One concern was to prevent the further corruption of youth by providing separate justice systems, prisons and workhouses. The city was seen as corrupting young people, and the solution was to transport them to the country, no matter how inadequate this was in preparing them for urban life.

It is a world peopled with conforming figures, athletes, football jocks, prom queens and cheer leaders. At the time, through the media, this aspect of American youth culture was influential not only in the United States, but in Britain, Canada and Europe. For Parsons, youth culture is related to the bridge between the dependency of childhood and the independence of adulthood. It is a sort of adolescent ‘rite de passage’, and essentially a middle-class one; working-class youth exists only on the periphery.

However, Coleman’s findings placed him in a dilemma because at least four schools indicated that a student’s status was determined by his social class. This was resolved by emphasising, as Parsons did, the separatedness of adolescent youth culture which was composed of: separate subcultures [which] exist right under the very noses of adults—with languages all their own, with special symbols and, most importantly with value systems…that lead away from those goals established by the larger society.

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