Music, Fashion, and Language in the Teenage Subculture Within the teenage subculture exists social norms not quite different from the other age groups. These social norms include behavioral patterns, accepted beliefs, and attitudes influenced through their social context, that is, the teenagers’ environment. Members of the teenage group tend to seek out peers with behaviors and values similar to them and are highly receptive to outside influence. Their experiences regarding the information teenagers gain help shape their understanding of normative behavior thus training them in social relations and growth. This paper will deal with three cultural factors that influence and are influenced by the teenage group namely, music, fashion, and language.
In addition, during this period adolescents start to forge a sense of identity. The concept of identity refers to who you as a person and how you fit in society (Sigelman & Rider, 2015). This can be done through a steady set of norms and values, which ultimately influence your identity formation (Klimstra, 2012). Furthermore, Sigelman and Rider (2015), suggest that to achieve a sense of identity, the adolescent needs to incorporate multiple perceptions
Multicultural approach The practice of giving equal attention to various altered backgrounds, for instance an undergraduate classroom with students from several different countries and who speak different languages. A process of communicating where more than one cultures, communicating to each other and sharing ideas , thoughts and opinion and creating an interesting environment. However discussing basic characteristics of culture will have student refine their understanding of culture today. (Scupin, 2012) Multiculturalism Cultural diversity arising from the existence within a society, it acknowledges the importance of beliefs, values and ways of life in establishing a sense of self-worth for individuals and groups alike. There are three main models of multiculturalism of which will briefly explain above.
The findings suggest that self-control may assist adolescents to be better prepared, not only for school, but also for coordinating their investments in different areas of their lives (Kuhnle, C., Hofer, M., & Kilian, B. (2012). With this being stated I think that self-control is a major issue that adolescence needs help in obtaining during puberty. I hope have our presentation that these adolescence take some self- control techniques they learned away with
It is very important for these youth to hear other people acknowledge their strengths. Acknowledging the strengths of these youth correlates with the “stimulation theories that are essential for human well-being” (Hutchison, 2013, 218). The simulation theory focuses on adding stimuli that can influence how a person thinks or views a particular thing (Hutchison, 2013). Such as by using the strengths to stimulate the youth they may change their perspectives on what they can do in their adult life (Hutchison,
Children’s literature in particular, being the main literary medium through which the younger generation can be influenced, has the responsibility to touch upon these issues, in order to encourage children to develop their own critical thinking, so as to understand and consequently prevent further issues. Both Karen Levine’s Hana’s Suitcase: a true story, and Robert Munsch’s The Paper Bag Princess, are great examples of the way in which children’s literature attempts to convey complex social issues in an original and entertaining manner, which will help their readers understand the key message embedded in the story. In spite of their difference in literary genre, Hana’s Suitcase: a true story and The Paper Bag Princess (non-fiction and fiction respectively), both stories deal with serious social issues. Hana’s Suitcase: a true story, in particular, deals with a rather difficult issue, being: ‘discrimination based on ethnicity’ in
Language is an important part of our life. Language and communication cannot separate. People use the language as a means of communication to express their ideas and feelings. They communicate either with each other using language in every social interaction; communicate with others directly or indirectly in the spoken and written form. Therefore, language is an important thing of communication in social life.
The theories that is applied in the project categorization and self-identification is Richard Jenkins theory about social identity, which is will be used as tool to analyse, and give a subjective understanding of identities through categorization and self-identification and the second theory by Rom Harré, Bronwyn Davies and Luk van Langenhove is applied in order to examine how identity are negotiated as a process. These theories are relevant for this project, in order to achieve and in depth understanding of social identity regarding second-generation immigrants, and how they feel excluded in the Danish society. The project has however analyzed ethnicities among young boys as their main focus, whereas this project has it focus on immigrant’s
When the task is accomplished this person will receive his community’s approval and the person themselves will feel great pride and a confidence boost. This success will provide him/her with a positive foundation which allows the individual to complete tasks that will be encountered in the later stages of development. Contrasting from this it the individual is unable to complete the task they will become unhappy and dissatisfied with themselves and will not receive the approval of their own society. This will actually lead to the subsequent experience of difficulty when faced with the new task. “This theory practices the individual as an active learner who continually interacts with a similarly active social environment” (Havighurst,
According to Sigelman and Rider (2015), an adolescent’s progress towards identity formation in various domains is a product of five factors: Cognitive development, personality, quality of relationship with parents, opportunities for exploration and cultural context. Firstly, cognitive development plays a role in identity formation, because adolescents who are able to think in abstract ways, actively seek new information, which makes them more likely than other adolescents to resolve identity issues (Berzonsky & Kuk, 2000; Waterman, 1992). Secondly, personality plays a role in identity formation by influencing an individual in terms of their openness to experience and conscientiousness, which influences their exploration and identity achievement (Sigelman & Rider, 2015). Thirdly, the relationship with parents plays an important role in terms of closeness and autonomy (Sigelman & Rider, 2015). As previously mentioned, Andrew’s father is too controlling, which has limited Andrew’s ability to make decisions based on his own beliefs.
Summary This article illustrates the importance of culture which Peter Vaill (1989) defines it as "a system of attitudes, actions, and artifacts that endures over time and operates to produce among its members a relatively unique common psychology" (p.147). In summary of this article, it emphasis the importance of accepting different cultures then ones own. Culture is an underlying construct of the way we express ourselves through interaction, performance, and on a social basis. However, in reference to service Learning the formation in creating healthy relations amongst others incorporate being accepting and open mined to those belonging of a different culture. This is important as frequently enough; “service-learning students often cross
Institutional supports enable opportunities for some but not others. Adult gatekeepers, such as teachers and social workers, remain critically important in selecting those who have access to opportunities. In our view, the dynamic of gatekeeping, ‘othering’, and exclusion are important when attempting to capture the multifaceted contemporary landscape of youth civic engagement. These insights suggest that traditional markers of difference (i.e. ethnicity, gender, S.E.S.)
Summary: Charles Taylor addresses the connection between identity and recognition within “The Politics of Recognition”. The need for individuals to understand who they are as an individual is key, society constructs a structure for individuals to abide by in order to create a like-minded society, but within each individual is an individuality that clashes with that oppressive structure. Taylor argues that one cannot be expected to live their life in a manner in which another specific individual would like them to, and therefore the only proper way for an individual to live their life is in a manner consistent with their own individuality Taylor argues for the necessity of language as well as human exchanges. It is through communication that we are able to express who we are to others, and we are crucially dependent on these communications in order to express to the world who we are. It is easy to wrongfully categorize that which is not us, and Taylor addresses the importance of recognizing and accepting the uniqueness not just within us but within others