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The concept of subculture has an important and extensive history in the explanation of youth crime and deviance – but just how useful is it?

In this podcast we look closely at the concept of youth subcultures and contrast it with a more-recent characterisation and explanation for youth behaviour - the Neo-tribe.

Key concepts covered in this podcast:

• Youth subcultures

• Spectacular subcultures

• Culture

• Socialisation

• Shared identities

• Cultural reproduction

• Media manufacture

• Neo-tribe

• Community of feeling

• Sociality

Youth Subcultures vs.


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