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Youth Subcultures in 2012/13 do they still exist? Are they all anti capitalist?

I am wanting to talk here about subcultures in urban society. We have seen in the UK subcultures such as 'skinheads' 'hippies' 'punks'. Often these are born from working class urbanized settings and where I believe a result in societal problems such as lack of work, poor education and low income. I am not saying that youth subcultures are a bad thing.

The one thing that these youth subcultures had in common was that they were all anti authority and 'rebellious'.

However would it be fair to say that rebellious youth subculture is quite rarer nowadays are there examples of similar groups still existing in society?

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    Jan 2 2013: Yes, they do.
    In the youth time, a part of important data in our soul is formed.
    The urban areas have more inequality than the suburbs. That is why there are "anti authority and 'rebellious".
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    Dec 29 2012: I think those subcultures are as present today as they were in the past. The only difference I noticed, is, that they do not have any recognizable 'dress code' or distinguishable 'style' as they used to, and that they unattached themselves off the given society in which they grow into. And if the cause of this was 'resignation right at start' we then have all reasons to be worried about it, as the 'friction' in between generations is actually a major force for any society to change ...
  • Dec 28 2012: All the old subcultures still exist more or less. Newer and larger existing subcultures are "hipsters", "metalheads" (who still rail against religion influencing politics) and "hip hop". They're not all anti-establishment to the same degree. I think part of the confusion stems from the fact that so much that these youth subcultures stand for has actually become public opinion. For exanple, even in the United States most "responsible adults" were at least sympathetic to Occupy Wall Street and there are very few developed countries left where a majority of the population does not support full LGBT rights, yet conservative voices often make it seem like these are the "anti-establishment" positions of radical youths. It's no longer a conflict between youths and their parents but between youth and their parents on one side and grandparents and conservative politicians on the other side, that makes it all a lot less visible to the casual observer.