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Acculturation through ‘Stiliagi’ Subculture in the Youth Culture of the USSR, 1963-1970

Student: Lyubov Shavshukova

Supervisor: Anna S. Kimerling

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (Perm)

Educational Programme: History (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 7

Year of Graduation: 2020

In this work, the elements of acculturation by the subculture of the styles of youth culture of the 1960s were reconstructed. The Soviet culture of the 1960s - 1970s is considered. Namely, a subculture of stiliagi was described, it was examined how Soviet people treated participants in the subculture, how dudes were shown in Soviet films, and also that stiliagi wrote about their subculture. It is traced how the acculturation process went, it was examined through a description of how the attitude to the word “stiliaga” in Soviet society changed; through consideration of what place in Soviet society began to take jazz, rock roll, foreign dances, "non-Soviet" art; examined how young Soviet citizens began to dress, as well as how they began to relate to the institution of marriage, love and intimate relationships.

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