According to cultural deviance theorists like Cohen, deviant subcultures have their own value system that often opposes those of society at large. These contradictory “values” have been embraced by generations within that culture—and as a way to act out against the majority value system from which they feel excluded. Write an essay of 750-1,000 words that addresses the following:
- How has rap culture perpetuated subcultural values, and promoted violence and crime among young men?
- Given its sharp deviation from conventional values and norms, how and why would theorists explain the persistence and popularity of this subculture? (See examples Tupac Shakur page 109-110 and 50 Cent page 135).
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