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Frontiers in Art Research, 2021, 3(8); doi: 10.25236/FAR.2021.030806.

Hip Hop Dance as a Type of Youth Subculture: An Analysis of its Benefits


Chengsiyang Wan1, Yue Gu2, Xiaoming Tian3

Corresponding Author:
Xiaoming Tian

1School of Education, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Britain

2Department of Psychology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 101408, China

3School of Critical Studies in Education, University of Auckland, Auckland, 1023, New Zealand


Youth culture is often marginalized from dominant culture both in academic and public spheres as a subculture. However, it is an indispensable element of human existence and young people are closely associated with and are influenced by it. This article takes hip hop dance, often being negatively linked to youth gangs, anti-social behavior, and crime, as an example to examine and elaborate the benefits of youth subculture. The study may shed light on a critical reflection of the conventional negative attitudes towards youth culture.


youth subculture, hip hop dance, benefits

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Chengsiyang Wan, Yue Gu, Xiaoming Tian. Hip Hop Dance as a Type of Youth Subculture: An Analysis of its Benefits. Frontiers in Art Research (2021) Vol. 3, Issue 8: 26-31. https://doi.org/10.25236/FAR.2021.030806.


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