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Lower class subculture

Lower classes have separate norms and values
therefore, deviant subcultures don't arise from blocked aspiration but from an extension of working class values

2

3 main factors of lower-class subcultures

Toughness- masculinity and ability to be physically strong
Smartness- ability to outsmart and con
Excitement- search for thrills. Gambling, drugs alcohol etc.

3

Evaluation -

Not all working class boys are like this
Middle and upper classes also commit crimes such as drugs