The segments within a culture that share distinguishing meanings, values, and patterns of behavior that differ from those of the overall culture. These subcultures are important to recognize in library communities that may serve a disproportionate number, whose information needs may be nontraditional and unique.
A term that describes groups or communities that deviate or differ from existing social norms. Subcultures are typically conceived of as groups of individuals who come together around shared practices and ideas that are rejected or treated with suspicion by official, mainstream culture. By creatively expressing their dissatisfaction with existing social norms and practices, subcultures challenge and modify what counts as normal, everyday life. Subcultures are often identified with youth and youth culture in particular.
In biology, a subculture is either: a microbiological culture made by transferring microorganisms from a previous culture to a fresh growth medium, a method used to prolong the life of a particular strain of microorganism where there is a tendency of degeneration in older cultures; or a fresh culture made with material obtained from a previous one.
Subculture (The projectHUMAN Remixes) is a Styles Of Beyond single, released in 2002 as a Vinyl Record, and on i Tunes in 2003. The original version of this song can be heard on the video game Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2.