Defining the terms…

  • Are the processes of identity creation any different between the majority of the mainstream and the minority of the countercultural?
  • Is there confusion between form and content?
  • Is the mainstream automatically unrebellious? drawing_pencil_monster_gnaw_39629_2560x1600
  • What are the associated aesthetics and lifestyles connected to the mainstream if compared to its imagined counterparts of the countercultural, the subcultural and the queer?
  • Is placing these concepts against each other to create a polarization that might not be there?
  • Are the mainstream and the subcultural necessarily mutually exclusive?