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Subculture: Greaser

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Subculture: Greaser
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Greasers originated as members of street gangs and were a part of a rebellious youth subculture with a unique dress and lifestyle
Attire
motorcycle/leather jackets
boots
converse
t-shirts
jeans
Cars
Corvettes, T Birds, muscle cars, etc
Music
Rock n Roll
Why is it a subculture?
Akers, Ronald L., Marvin D. Krohn, Lonn Lanza-Kaduce, and Marcia Radosevich. "Social Learning and Deviant Behavior." JSTOR.org. American Sociological Association, n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2015. <http://www.jstor.org/stable/2094592?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents>.

Bentley, Kristen. "The Greaser: Yesterday and Today." Reportersvintage.com. Reporters Vintage, 29 July 2013. Web. 25 Feb. 2015. <http://www.reportersvintage.com/vintage-fashion/did-you-know-facts/198-the-greaser-yesterday-and-today.html>.

Gardiner, Mark E. "The Real Wild Ones : The 1947 Hollister Motorcycle Riot." Http://www.salinasramblersmc.org. Classic Bike, n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2015. <http://www.salinasramblersmc.org/history/Classic_Bike_Article.htm>.

"The Greaser Subulture." Ww.weebly.com. Weebly, n.d. Web. 23 Feb. 2015. <https%3A%2F%2Fcusd-ttc02.cusd.claremont.edu%2Faccess%2Fweb%3Fid%3D49bdcb33-bd28-11e4-b659-00e0ed16c74c>.

1., 2., 3., and 4. "Slang of the 1950s." (n.d.): n. pag. Www.citrus.k12.fl.us. Citrus County Schools. Web. 25 Feb. 2015. <http://www.citrus.k12.fl.us/staffdev/social%20studies/pdf/slang%20of%20the%201950s.pdf>.

"A Unique "Greasy" Style." A Unique “Greasy” Style (n.d.): n. pag. Ntschools.org. North Tonawanda City Schools. Web. 23 Feb. 2015. <http://www.ntschools.org/cms/lib/NY19000908/Centricity/Domain/181/A%20Unique%20Greasy%20Style.pdf>.
Works Cited

Material Culture
Folkways:
keep up appearance
acting tough in public
greasing hair
giving a thumbs up instead of waving
Mores:
don't mess with another guy's girl
avoid fights with fellow greasers
Defend gang members
Norms
Cool It - relax, settle down
Big Daddy - older person
Punk Out - chicken out, flake
Ankle-biter - child
The Fuzz - the police
Pad - home
Bopping - fight w/ other gang
Language/Slang
Erika Anderson & Kellianne Denison
Values & Beliefs
Greasers in Popular Media
Values:
strength
loyalty
rebellion
created their own "family"
Beliefs:
Family is chosen, not necessarily born into
wanted to have fun
wanted to stand out in society
didn't necessarily want to to conform to society's beliefs and ethics
Era: 1950s-1960s
Location: Primarily in the Northeastern and Southern US
UK: Rockers
France: Blousons Noirs
Background: Not WASPS, blue collar, poor neighborhoods
Primarily male
Material Culture Cont.
Pomade
Combs
Chain Leather Wallets
Switchblades
Guns
Cigarettes
Movies:
Rebel without a Cause (1955)
West Side Story (1961)
Grease (1978)
Cry-baby (1990)
TV:
Happy Days (The Fonze) (1974-1984)
Literature
The Outsiders(1967) by S.E. Hinton
Music
Elvis & Johnny Cash
Hamburgers
Milkshakes
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