There are many subcultures in the United States, with punks, who are characterized by spiked, colorful hairstyles, ripped clothing, and close association to punk music, and survivalists, who are characterized by isolationist living alone and a focus on self-sufficiency, being two examples. Some subcultures are ongoing while others change and evolve in reaction to wider influences in the culture.Continue Reading
Subcultures often, but not always, form as a result of disillusion with wider society. Many are also formed in response to popular culture, with subcultures developing from musical, literary and film movements.
Subcultures have become more of a global phenomenon since the introduction of the internet, with some being exclusively based online. Some examples of U.S. subcultures include: