Fra subkultur til mainstream

André Surrugue Frost, Kristian Nørgaard, Molly Bilde Fabrin, Marko Duranovic, Rasmus Ring Ibsen & Renna Rose Agger Jørgensen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This study investigates the development of subcultures and their process of being incorporated into mainstream culture. Our thesis will be built on an empirical basis on the working community in post war Britain, and the subcultural theory founded at Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, and a summary of historical events that transpired from when they first met in 1957 to when they stopped playing concerts in 1966. The analysis will investigate the Beatles’ development from a subculture to a part of a mainstream culture, and the coherence between our theoretical apparatus and empirical basis. This will make a clarification possible for whether these theories still are projectable towards a subcultural study. The study concludes that subcultural studies depends on their historical context, and that the theories themselves are the product of their times. Furthermore the Beatles are seen as a subcultural phenomenon, and the evolution of the Beatles has contributed to explaining one of the most extreme shifts from subculture to mainstream culture.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato28 maj 2014
VejledereHeidi Bojsen


  • Subkultur
  • Mainstream