Monday, March 10, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
I will be researching the Dancing part of the Hip Hop subculture, which is a prominent part of the subculture as a whole. Hip hop dance covers the dance styles like Hip Hop, BBoy, Krump, mainly street dance styles, that are danced to Hip Hop music, or have evolved as a part of the Hip Hop Culture.
I will be researching about the surfing subcultures. There are a lot of things to do with surfing like clothing, sunglasses, watches, wetsuits, surfboards and keychains. It’s about looking good and being comfortable on a hot day. Very cool! There a great graphics related to the surfing culture.
Snowboarding is a relatively new sport that has become more popular in the last decade creating a subculture of its own. It evolved from a combination of skiing and surfing and skating. Snowboarders ride down snowy mountains on a board similar to a skateboard without wheels. It originated in the US but is now popular internationally and one of the Winter Olympics official sports.
I have chosen to study the 'Plastics' subculture. It is only a new subculture, being around for about 8 years. I find this subculture so strange and interesting. This is a subculture of money, opulence, fashion, cosmetics and being ruled by consumerism.
This group of people are quite materialistic and are ruled by the latest fads and trends.
Buying everything that opens and shuts, or what ever is 'said' to be cool.
The majority of the 'Plastics' are female but there is the odd boy that passes the 'metro' label and enjoys getting spray tans, wearing foundation and waxing there eye-brows.
The name of 'plastic' originates because of the plastic like look that they people have from the excess amount of make-up.
A movie that has given this Subculture more exposure is Mean Girls.
From its humble beginnings in the year 1971, this branch of stand up surfing has rapidly advanced and grown into an international sport, taken to fast, fun and often unimaginable extremes which is now well recognised by the majority of the population.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
I have chosen to research the Skater subculture, because I enjoy everything about skating. In recent years it has developed from a “copy of surfing sub-culture” into it’s own sub-culture. That has become one of the most popular “extreme sports” today. Skating is enjoyed around the world as a recreational sport, spectator sport and it is done professionally. Skating also has links with several genre’s of music.