Rave is more than just a subculture as defined by the Birmingam Centre for contemporary cultural studies.

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This essay aims to look at how rave culture is more than just a youth subculture as defined by the Birmingham Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies (C.C.C.S.). It will start by looking at the C.C.C.S.'s definition of a youth subculture and will go on to examine rave culture in relation to these theories. Finally, it will hopefully show how rave culture is more than just a reaction to …

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