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What is a subculture?

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The subcultural Gary Alan Fine, from the University of Minnesota, points out that despite the term’s wide usage in sociology, the subculture has not proved to be a very satisfactory explanatory concept. Several problems are discussed in previous subculture research: the confusion between subculture and subsociety, the lack of a meaningful referent for subculture, the homogeneity and stasis associated with the concept, and the emphasis on defining subcultures in terms of values and central themes. While exact definitions vary, the Oxford English Dictionary defines a subculture as "a cultural group within a larger culture, often having beliefs or interests at...

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Penny Dreadful – a steampunk series with an engaging plot

Penny Dreadful – a steampunk series with an engaging plot

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Steampunk TV shows? If you think that good ones are few and far between, don’t loose hope – there is always more to be discovered. One quite hidden gem, though it was quite successful, is John Logan’s Penny Dreadful. Together with Sam Mendes Logan has created a show that features an engaging plot, and a Gothic atmosphere which makes the aesthetic of the show that much more interesting. Classed as a “horror” the show’s creepy and eerie vibe and mystery adds some charm and makes us want to see more, but also allows for some steampunk features and elements to...

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H.R. Giger

H.R. Giger

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  Hans Rudolph Giger is best known for his work as a set designer on the 1979 movie “Alien”. The film shaped the perception of modern sci-fi and horror and won him an Oscar for visual effects. It's basically impossible in 2017 to not have watched the original movie, and there's no chance you've missed all the buzz and hype around it -  either the franchise business or the unbelievable amount of sequels. Anyway, this article's aim is not to analyze the reality of the film industry, but rather give a short commentary on one of the most influential modern futuristic artists. Despite the...

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How to accessorize: steampunk rings

How to accessorize: steampunk rings

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So you've got your outfit chosen -  your steampunk jacket and billowy shirt or your corset dress and hat, but something seems to be missing. The finishing touch? Maybe some accessories and steampunk jewelry is just what you need. Don't be afraid of experimenting, layering or trying out different styles - jewelry is something that can really fit in well with your steampunk outfit. You can really customize your jewelry choice after what steampunk vibe you want to achieve. It's also great for wearing on an everyday basis, if you just want to bring something extra to your everyday life....

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5 best time pieces for time traveling

5 best time pieces for time traveling

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Time traveling is something we should all do at least once in our lives as steampunk fans. While we wait for the technology to be developed, we can prepare by looking at the amazing assortment of steampunk watches and pocket watches to see which ones would be best suited for our adventures. It's important to to have a trusty watch or pocket watch when you time travel to make sure you don't loose track of time! Here are some of the best time pieces that every steampunk fan needs in their collection! 1. The Victorian pocket watch You can't go wrong...

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