Some subcultures actively oppose the larger society. A counterculture is a group that strongly rejects dominant societal values and norms
and seeks alternative lifestyles (Yinger. 1960. 1982). Young people are most likely to join countercultum1 groups, perhaps because younger persons generally have less invested in the existing culture. Examples of countercultures include the beatniks of the 1950 s. the Rower children of the 1%Os. the drug enthusiasts of the 19705. and members of non mainstream religious sects. or cults.