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    Subculture Research Paper

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    Throughout my research, the question that I wanted to answer is, Has the breaking subculture has been absorbed into mainstream culture? I thought about this question when considering if the fact that hip hop’s popularity might have affected this subset of the subculture. I also thought this question was very important for the continuation as well as the preservation of the b-boy subculture. That’s why I found fieldwork to be so imperative to my study of such a hidden subculture. I felt that I needed to know how does one get into this culture? where does one go to participate? does this subculture still have events? what type of people usually are successful at b-boying, do the members know the history of their subculture? has the subculture branched out to different races and financial background? and do they think the subculture has gone mainstream? I felt that these would help me get to know the heart and soul intent of this subculture. I chose to interview some active B-boys on Temple University 's campus. They have their own crew here as an extracurricular group. I choose them because they are active in the subculture and they are trying to pass down the technique that goes with the subculture. They are all young and this made me wonder where they learn about it if it’s not that popular. Also on their owlnet bio, they mention that they also accept the non- temple student as well as their alumni. But the major reason I chose to observe and interview them is because their…

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    Well if you did not notice, having a good community creates a society in which people choose the right decisions in life. I, personally have experienced and helped people through tough decisions. As a leader of the Del Norte Breakdance Club, I am solely responsible of the physical and social environment of the club. Being a club leader allows me to get to know members in a way others do not. Through my experiences during highschool, I believe I have positively affected the community in which I…

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    hip-hop culture, made him become a pioneer of Hip-hop culture. He was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1965. He left home at 16 to become an MC, coming to live at a homeless shelter in the south Bronx. Hip-hop become more famous since 1960’s and went around the world, but also not only the music but the hip-hop culture become wider and wider. The streams of hip-hop are consist of MC/ Emcee, Graffiti, Breakdance, and beat-box. These are the element of hip-hop and the foundation of hip-hop culture.…

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    In 1970, the hip-hop music began in a small community in New York City at South Bronx, where drugs, violence, and poverty were common things. During the time, African- Americans are living as subordinate members in society. Basically, hip- hop music represents African Americans’ forms of music including jazz, soul, gospel, and reggae. DJ Kool Herc, was an inventor of the hip- hop music, he started music in his small apartment with young unemployed community members. There was no set of rules…

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    Hip Hop Sociology

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    Breaking was originated in South Bronx of New York City in the mid 1970's. Breakdance is a type of dance that is done by people who are part of the hip hop culture. Breaking is a high-energy acrobatic dance, mixture of complex footwork, spins, kicks and 'freezes' - holding a position balanced on hands, head or shoulders. Kung Fu and the African-Brazilian martial art referred to as Capoeira where major influences on the breaking culture. Originally gangs used breakdancing as a method to battle…

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    Swerving around a mass sea of students while quickly glancing at my schedule and the classrooms around me, I was a new student trying to find my classes at the large campus of Neuqua Valley High School. Even though it was my junior year, I was a new student after transferring schools and was unfamiliar with the campus and with many of the students there, until I found out about a hip-hop/breakdancing club called Urban Arts Club (UAC). Since I was ten years old, I have always been interested in…

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    Zama Strengths

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    At my old school, we constantly judged other people and ourselves based upon “unspoken laws” and made-up stereotypes. Such as: Koreans did Key Club, Filipino boys did breakdance, taking Geometry as a freshmen meant you weren't smart, and JROTC kids were awkward weirdos who were unathletic but still needed that PE credit. Coming to the ZAMHS community for me was extremely refreshing in the lack of these type of societal norms. And thanks to that, I was able to become friends with different types…

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    pioneers to breakdancing, and were the most popular. This crew had well-known breakdancers, such as Crazy Legs and Frosty Freeze. Battling is when b-boys and b-girls gather at a specific location and showcase their moves, which could branch out to money awards. These dance battles would be a replacement for those gang fights, and instead, groups of dancers would battle through dance to see who is the best. Battling tests each dancer’s personal skills and dominance against their opponent.…

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    the unheard. During it 's lifetime graffiti has faced many challenges and misconceptions but it took people like "Cornbread" and "Cool Earl" to help shape way for it to be understood (The Four Elements, lecture). They pushed it forward and helped people truly understand it 's importance. Their boldness helped move the art work from the streets int art gallerys. Along with graffiti came b-boying/break dancing. This was the element that allowed people to turn away from violence. B-boys began to…

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    Techno Subculture Research

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    1. Where does the term „Techno“ for this music genre come from? The term „Techno“ goes back to the 1970s when Alvin Toffler published a book with the title „Future Shock“ by speaking about „Techno-rebells“ who use the most modern technology to fight the system subversively which created those technologies. Since the early 80s, the term was used in several interviews and in 1984 Cybotron from Detroit published in an „Electro“-sampler a single with the title „Techno-City“. Afterwards It took part…

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