Originally posted by Palynka
Go ahead then, give us the function and the proof.
I was being sarcastic (notice the smiley), but here goes a sketch of what things might look like if I thought such endeavor could be taken seriously .
Bling bling rapper
Ostentation of wealth
Despise for material matters
A more androgynous behaviour
Sensitivity is an asset
Dark and somber clothing
After this one-to-one correspondence a continuous transformation can be done for these list items. For instance sensitivity can be seen as bravado after passing an attenuator (which is of course very well described by a continuous function). The rest of the items are left as an exercise for the reader.
Seriously though:Chronic's tongue in cheek post was read by me like this. Subcultures emerge as a way of rebellion against mainstream culture wrongs as perceived by a particular group. They all strive to be different and unique but in the end of the day different subcultures always appear as an effect of an overpowering, snide, fascist (and whatever more negative terms you can think of), society. How they choose to rebel is different form one subculture to another but analogues aren't hard to make if one wants to.
A simplistic and simplifying viewpoint, I know but like I said: this is more tongue in cheek than anything.