For the song by New Order, see Sub-culture (song)
Sub-culture (song)
-Release:It was the second and final single that also appeared on the group's album release of the same year, Low-Life. The B-side is a remix of the A-side titled "Dub-vulture"...

For the computer game by Criterion Studios, see Sub Culture
Sub Culture
Sub Culture is a submarine action/adventure computer game, developed by Criterion Studios and published by Ubisoft. It was released in 1997, and was often praised as a solid title, but received little recognition and had only limited sales.-Story:...


In sociology
Sociology is the study of society. It is a social science—a term with which it is sometimes synonymous—which uses various methods of empirical investigation and critical analysis to develop a body of knowledge about human social activity...

, anthropology
Anthropology is the study of humanity. It has origins in the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. The term "anthropology" is from the Greek anthrōpos , "man", understood to mean mankind or humanity, and -logia , "discourse" or "study", and was first used in 1501 by German...

 and cultural studies
Cultural studies
Cultural studies is an academic field grounded in critical theory and literary criticism. It generally concerns the political nature of contemporary culture, as well as its historical foundations, conflicts, and defining traits. It is, to this extent, largely distinguished from cultural...

, a subculture is a group of people with a culture
Culture is a term that has many different inter-related meanings. For example, in 1952, Alfred Kroeber and Clyde Kluckhohn compiled a list of 164 definitions of "culture" in Culture: A Critical Review of Concepts and Definitions...

 (whether distinct or hidden) which differentiates them from the larger culture to which they belong.
As early as 1950, David Riesman
David Riesman
David Riesman , was a sociologist, attorney, and educator....

 distinguished between a majority
A majority is a subset of a group consisting of more than half of its members. This can be compared to a plurality, which is a subset larger than any other subset; i.e. a plurality is not necessarily a majority as the largest subset may consist of less than half the group's population...

, "which passively accepted commercially
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 provided styles and meanings, and a 'subculture' which actively sought a minority style ...