A characteristically different way of living which may be an individual variant within the cultural main stream or may be an individual expression of a subculture. "Life styles" are generally expressed through the means of economic sustenance, dwelling site and type, types of group associations, and social practices such as family form, religious practices, sexual mores, and style of dress, type of diet, etc. The "life style" which is most common for a given culture is sometimes referred to as the "mainstream life style" and those which are uncommon (culturally unusual, atypical) as "alternative (or subculture) life styles".
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