Deviant subcultures (cid:498)a system of values, attitudes, modes of behaviour, and lifestyles of a social group that is somewhat distinct from, yet nevertheless connected to, dominant culture(cid:499) North american sociology (1950s: albert cohen (1955) (cid:498)a general theory of subcultures(cid:499, how and why do subcultures form, 1. People will seek out others who have the same experience: characteristics: ways, 1. Shared frame of reference (including norms and: 2. Mechanism for controlling membership (who to let values) look at the world + behave in certain/similar subculture look at broader society with disdain: 4. Argot highly specialized language that is common to a particular group used for the purpose of secrecy people who use it don"t want others to. Integration weed community from ny have the same argot as the people in la integrates subcultures across time and. Functions of argot sense of how members treat each other and how the hierarchy/status/position works: establishes subcultural relations words themselves function to make, e. g.