Subculture

Topics: Mother, Culture, Webster's Dictionary Pages: 2 (526 words) Published: April 5, 2013
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Being a mother is the most important subculture that I am a part of. It is what I spend most of my time doing. It is a twenty-four hours a day seven days a week job, but it is something I would not change for the world. Regardless of your background, all mothers would agree that the perception of being a mother thrives on being the best mother you can be to the best of your ability. Most people who are mothers have the same values, and that is to raise happy, healthy and successful children.

Most people go through their life and really do not think of subcultures.  We drop off the kids at school, run to the store and pick up some items, maybe stop by Starbucks for a coffee then come home and get on the internet and read some blogs between checking emails before going back to school to pick up the kids.  In the meantime, we may have been exposed to numerous subcultures and not even realized it. 

When I think about subcultures, I think of the bad and seedy subcultures, like gangs and drug users.  But there are a lot more out there. 

"a subculture a culture (as of bacteria) derived from another culture, an act or instance of producing a subculture, an ethnic, regional, economic, or social group exhibiting characteristic patterns of behavior sufficient to distinguish it from others within an embracing culture or society <a criminal subculture>” Merriam Webster.

Therefore any likeminded people become a subculture.  Since I started blogging, I have learned that I am part of the whole subculture of "Mommy Blogs".  Until I started reading the blogs, I did not even know this subculture exists.  But it does, it is quite large, diverse and powerful.  Just look at all the products that are trying to influence the Mommy Blog community with giveaways and coupons.  Speaking of coupons, I have recently discovered that there is a whole subculture around Couponing.  There is some overlap between Couponing and the Mommy Blogs, but if you look hard...
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