Topic of the Week: Subcultures
As people who occupy marginal social spaces, we often find ourselves interacting with or part of other, often not political (or not necessarily political) subcultures. One of the most obvious examples would be punk and its long history with anarchy, but would also include media fandoms, furries, gaming circles, and others.
While some of these may contain an explicit anarchist ethos or aesthetic (again, punk), many do not, yet still share cultural practices we might see as familiar (more intimate and supportive interpersonal relationships, experimenting with alternative ways of living, hatred of normies, and sharing of resources to name a few).
Do you belong to a subculture that isn’t an anarchist one? Do you find yourself acting differently in that space than in anarchist spaces? Are there things you find interesting about that space from an anarchist perspective, or is it all just for fun?