Chapter 11

Seven lifestyles1

Fredrik Miegel





The lifestyles developed among the young of a given society contain significant information about the youth culture of that society. When studying young people's lifestyles, therefore, we study aspects of young people's culture. That is, we study youth culture. The concepts of lifestyle and culture are thus conceptually interwoven and can hardly be kept separate. Lifestyles are expressions of culture.

It is argued in Chapter 10 in this volume that lifestyle may be studied at different levels, and the same holds true for culture. The three different but interrelated levels at which lifestyle are determined – structural, positional, and individual (see Johansson and Miegel 1992; Lööv ...

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