by Victoria Solomon
I was looking for a subculture to write about one day after sociology. I stumble upon a very obvious one as I walked through CCP's campus.
Smokers are a sub culture within our dominant culture. They live in our society and obey the same rules as we do. However they also have to follow certain rules that only apply to them. Rules such as no smoking indoors.
The smoker subculture consists of people of different ages ranging from 18 and up. Smokers have their own designated places on campus and other public places where they can smoke outside. There are also special areas within restaurants and hotels where they allowed to smoke. Smokers have their own shops and stores. You can find many tobacco and pipe shops or hookah bars around town. In addition to that there are conventions for smokers.
Not everyone belongs to this subculture because not everyone smokes. People who don't smoke usually don't hang around smoking spots. In this case those who don't smoke are outsiders and do not belong to the subculture.