Hippies and Mods
Youth cultures from the 1960's and 70's.
Age Group : 16+
Subject : Sociology
Topic : Community and culture
Keywords : Sub-culture, Youth culture, Hippies, Mods, Skinheads, Ska, Resistance movement, Culture and socialisation, Youth revolt, 1960's, 1970's
Notes : DISCUSSION • Define 'sub-culture' • Discuss reasons for the springing up of some of these sub-cultures. • Why does a youth or sub culture become attractive to its participants? • Discuss the theory that neo-tribes exist today rather than sub-cultures EXTENDED WORK • Investigate the features of the sub-cultures in the clip - consider values, norms, attitudes, style. Group / pair work with presentation to the class. • Create a timeline showing the sub cultures from the 1950 's to today. • Investigate the role of women in the sub-cultures of the past and today - note posible discrimination where it exists. • REVISION • Explain differences between the resistance shown by the hippies and the skinheads. • Explain how sub- cultures 'trawiadol' are different from ' neo-lwythi' ( find out what all this means). • Evaluate the different explanations given by Albert Cohen and Phil Cohen on the rise of the skinheads. • Assess the viewpoint that youth cultures can work like some sort of 'wrthsafiad' ( find out hwhat this means). • Assess the viewpoint that uyouth cultures trawiadol belong to the past. • Outline and explain why young people feel the need to join youth cultures.
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