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Transcript of 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
Corvettes, T Birds, muscle cars, etc
Rock n Roll
Why is it a subculture?
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"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>.
keep up appearance
acting tough in public
giving a thumbs up instead of waving
don't mess with another guy's girl
avoid fights with fellow greasers
Defend gang members
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
Erika Anderson & Kellianne Denison
Values & Beliefs
Greasers in Popular Media
created their own "family"
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
Location: Primarily in the Northeastern and Southern US
France: Blousons Noirs
Background: Not WASPS, blue collar, poor neighborhoods
Material Culture Cont.
Chain Leather Wallets
Rebel without a Cause (1955)
West Side Story (1961)
Happy Days (The Fonze) (1974-1984)
The Outsiders(1967) by S.E. Hinton
Elvis & Johnny Cash