background info – cultural diversity
flows from strain theory
context is 1950s and 60s.
situate theories in context
why theory is grounded in context. peculiar times
teddy boys 1950s
british youth subculture – conscription ended. invented their own identity
the word teenage was invented. teenagers were marketed to. people had a disposable income. rock and roll. consumerism
cold war. alien movies. ”Teenagers from outer space” – film.
film ”the Wild One”
”What are you rebelling against Johnnie?”/ ”Whata you got?”
motor bikes, geled hair, black leather jackets
teddy boys. uniform. hair style looked different from parents. made it acceptable to care about appearance as a man. rejecting other things
brothel creeper shoes, waistcoat from different material from jacket, accessorising, flamboyant. edwardian style , Guards officers off duty, sharp look
pink linings and socks. pompadours. aping upper class
middle class wanted to be casual. abandonment
working class youth culture v careful look -dressing up
teddy boys were often racist.
rockers came along. leather jackets . motorbikes. more muscular american culture – fighting.
teddy boys became mods.
generation extended and extenuating
maps of meaning
cohen linked delinquency to nature of american society
structure of society.
merton looks at instrumental motivation – stealing