Subcultures, subgroups, and why they matter.
What is lifestyle diversity? One way to put it is “the actual practices of groups, whether subcultures, social classes, ethnic groups or other who adopt a specific way of life, in contrast with other groups.” It could be simple livers, or criminal gangs, or religious communities, or leisure subcultures, or survivalists. I’ve been studying and writing on this for years (including a forthcoming book), and will blog about new research and related thoughts here. The topic is crucial if one wants to understand social problems and inequalities, among other things. It’s also intended simply to help us understand those who may be unlike us. There’s always plenty of new material on this topic!