What does youth subculture mean?

Definitions for youth subculture

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word youth subculture.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. youth subculture(noun)

    a minority youth culture whose distinctiveness depended largely on the social class and ethnic background of its members; often characterized by its adoption of a particular music genre


  1. Youth subculture

    A youth subculture is a youth-based subculture with distinct styles, behaviors, and interests. Youth subcultures offer participants an identity outside of that ascribed by social institutions such as family, work, home and school. Youth subcultures that show a systematic hostility to the dominant culture are sometimes described as countercultures. Youth music genres are associated with many youth subcultures, such as punks, emos, ravers, Juggalos, metalheads and goths. The study of subcultures often consists of the study of the symbolism attached to clothing, music, other visible affections by members of the subculture, and also the ways in which these same symbols are interpreted by members of the dominant culture. Socioeconomic class, gender, intelligence, conformity, morality, and ethnicity can be important in relation to youth subcultures. Youth subcultures can be defined as meaning systems, modes of expression or lifestyles developed by groups in subordinate structural positions in response to dominant systems — and which reflect their attempt to solve structural contradictions rising from the wider societal context. The term scene can refer to an exclusive subculture or faction. Scenes are distinguished from the broad culture through either fashion; identification with specific musical genres or political perspectives; and a strong in-group or tribal mentality. The term can be used to describe geographic subsets of a subculture, such as the Detroit drum and bass scene or the London goth scene.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of youth subculture in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of youth subculture in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Images & Illustrations of youth subculture

  1. youth subcultureyouth subcultureyouth subculture


Find a translation for the youth subculture definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these youth subculture definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"youth subculture." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 23 Mar. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/youth subculture>.

Are we missing a good definition for youth subculture? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for youth subculture:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.