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Introduction to The Outsiders

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on 23 May 2017

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Transcript of Introduction to The Outsiders

Introduction to
The Outsiders

Greasers
Things of the 60s
Time Period: The 1960s
The Outsiders
Greaser "Lingo"
S. E. Hinton
S.E. Hinton
Music of the 60s
While there are a lot of interesting cultural things about the 60s, The Outsiders deals with the "greaser" culture. This book follows a young "greaser" and how he fits into society.
Greaser Subculture
Greasers were categorized as people from working class families with little education. They greased their hair back and wore t-shirts, leather jackets, and jeans. Many people assumed they were criminals and juvenile delinquents.
Greasers
The styles, habits, and products of the 60s were slightly different than today. Here are some things to get you more comfortable with the era.
The 1960s
While there a many popular musicians from the 60s, the Greasers often admired people like Elvis and stayed away from bands like The Beatles.
Music
The Fuzz -

A Heater -

Rank -

Tuff -

Hood -

The Cooler -

Rumble -


Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1948, Susan Eloise Hinton began writing
The Outsiders
at fifteen years old.

When the book was eventually accepted for publication, she was urged to author it under the name S.E. Hinton so book reviewers would not immediately throw it out because she was a woman.
"Socs"
The Fuzz - The Police

Heater - A Gun

Rank - Something Horrible

Tuff - Something Cool or Hip

Hood - A Person Who Lives in the
Poor Part of Town

The Cooler - Prison

Rumble - Fight
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