Dandies in Congo, emos in Iraq, electro-hillbilly truckers in Japan. No matter how hard life can be, people carve out original ways of living.

Seth Dixon, Ph.D.‘s insight:

Cultural groups are different around the world, but so are the sub-altern cultural expressions of those who feel that they are on the fringes of society.   I remember seeing the emo kids in Mexico City (one of the groups listed) congregate at the same metro station in 2005 and was fascinated by the dynamics between the subculture and the dominant culture.  Given the prevalent of machismo and Catholicism in Mexico, the cultural dynamics between the groups was incredibly tense.  This is an interesting glimpse into foreign counter-cultures.  

Tags culture, globalization, popular culture, unit 3 culture.

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