According to the American Sociological Association, culture can be understood as
the languages, customs, beliefs, rules, arts, knowledge, and collective identities and memories developed by members of all social groups that make their social environments meaningful.
The definition of a subculture is somewhat more loose than that of a culture. Dotter explains that the "values and expected behaviors of subcultures often deviate in some way from the generally accepted norms of society" (Dotter 1988).
Using these definitions, we can recognize a general Hispanic culture in the United States, with shared language, customs, arts, identities, and memories creating a distinct group that may have multiple countries of origin but nonetheless a shared experience that shapes identity. Within this culture, however, there might be subcultures that deviate from cultural norms. An extreme example of a Hispanic subculture would be...
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