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Greaser Age- Subculture

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Destiny Law

on 6 February 2013

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Transcript of Greaser Age- Subculture

Finally A subculture is a group of people within a culture
(whether distinct or hidden) which differentiates them from the larger culture to which they belong.
The greaser group was a large subculture in the 1950's. Brief History of Greasers Greaser Age- Subculture A predominately white ethnic youth subculture that originated in the 1950's.
Located in North Eastern and Southern United States
They were street gangs that became popular as an expression of rebellion
In the 1950's and early 1960's they were known as hoods
Known for loving hot rod cars Cultural
Universals Music Music at that time really influenced the fashion
Popular music among greasers included
And Doo-Wop Fashion: The name "greaser" came from their greased back hairstyle Language By Destiny, Juliann, and Lacey Outfit consisted of:
Top: a white or black t-shirt with either a leather jacket or a Levi denim jacket; sometimes sleeves were rolled up to store cigarettes in them
Bottoms: straight leg and cuffed Levi jeans; pockets often had bandanas hanging out or wallet chains
Shoes: motorcycle boots, Converse Chuck Taylors, cowboy boots, or black leather engineer boots with steel toes; often worn with exposed white socks
Extra: Aviator shades, tattoos, and cigarettes Signature things for girls were t-shirts, jeans that went over their boots, bandanas, mascara, lots of black eyeliner in a cats eye, neck scarves, wearing their boyfriends jackets, etc. Guys Girls Hair Hair was slicked back with different types of gel and pomade and a comb. Typical hairstyles included the Duck's Butt, the pompadour, the waterfall, and the Folsom.

There were a lot of different hairstyles for girls. There was the more feminine version of the pompadour, curled bangs, rockabilly style, and some updos. Guys Girls pompadour waterfall Duck's Tail/Butt/D.A Among these genres was a band called Sha Na Na, after a long list of nonsense syllables sung in the song Get a Job. This band played a major role in the revival of greaser culture. Boss- great Dig-
to understand Cruisin' for a bruisin'-
looking for trouble Flap jaw-
a person who talks a lot Back seat bingo-
necking in a car Fream- someone
who doesn't fit in Get bent!-
disparaging remark
as in "drop dead" Horn- telephone Hep- with it, cool.
Someone who knows
the situation. Nest- hair-do Nosebleed-
as in "hey, nosebleed"
or "hey, stupid"
Not a compliment! Paper Shaker-
cheerleader or
pompom girl Radioactive-
very popular Razz my berries-
excite or impress
me Dance Dance at that time was mostly swing based but with some changes. The style varied with each location. If you went to one high school the dance may be floored and slow while at another it could be fast and full of tricks.
Teenagers didn't want to do the dances their parents danced because their parents disagreed with their lifestyle. Dance was a form of rebellion.
Some teens sought out African American sources for new steps. They'd ask black classmates at school and dances and sometimes their black maids. (Hairspray)
Another source was television. A show called American Bandstand aired where dancing teens influenced others across the nation. So then the local dances of Philadelphia soon became national dances. Dances:
The Boogie-Woogie/Bop
Hand Jive
etc.... Differences Then Now Rockabilly
Straight leg/Cuffed
Slicked back/Coiffured
Swing Pop/Rap
Again not (to some)
Hip-Hop Bias Others were biased against the greasers because they were delinquents and rebellious and because of the way they dressed. Their music and dance were also different. Media featuring greasers Grease The Outsiders Johnny Bravo
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