A subculture is a self-organized tradition of shared interests, lifestyles, beliefs, customs, norms, style or tastes.A culture is a shared social tradition that may include language, social norms, beliefs, art, literature, music, traditions, pastimes, values, knowledge, recreation, mythology, ritual and religion.
Subculture vs CultureSubculture is self-organizing whereas culture is more of an overwhelming force. A subculture may surround a hobby, art movement, music scene, fashion sense, philosophy or lifestyle. Culture surrounds pervasive social groups such as a nation, community, religion, ethnicity or social class.People may choose to join a culture but they are also inevitably born into a culture or multiple cultures. Subculture tends to be an individual choice. Culture is often more intensive than subculture. For example, a person's native language or languages are an aspect of their culture. Subcultures such as science fiction enthusiasts may develop a unique vocabulary but this isn't nearly as intensive as a native language.Subculture isn't necessarily contrary to culture and the two tend to intertwine.
|Definition|| A self-organizing tradition of shared interests, beliefs, customs, lifestyles, norms, style or tastes.||A shared social tradition that may include aspects such as language, social norms, beliefs, art, literature, music, traditions, pastimes, values, knowledge, recreation, mythology, ritual and religion.|
|Example||Wine Culture||French Culture|
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