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Youth Culture
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[German Version]

The theory of a (distinct) youth culture or subculture among adolescents has occupied a prominent place in the ideas about youth (Youth/Adolescence) held by social scientists and educators since the turn of the 20th century, at the latest since the discovery and invention of “teenagers” in the 1950s. In the early 21st century, it now seems appropriate to bid farewell to the notion of a youth subculture. That term has frequently been replaced by the term youth culture without an emphatic sub-, not least against the background of the diverse cultural and socio-s…

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Ferchhoff, Wilfried, “Youth Culture”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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