Existing Meta posts (e.g. "queer culture" in this answer) discuss the possibility of asking questions about subcultures, but I don't see any specific guidance on whether all subcultures are on-topic or whether only certain subcultures or types of subcultures are acceptable within the site's scope.
To what extent may questions be asked, or answers be given, about specific subcultures?
Here are some examples of cultures along the lines of what I am thinking about:
- Professional, organizational, and institutional cultures - e.g. US high-tech officer worker ("Dilbert") culture, Texas cowboy/rancher culture, Hip Hop/Rapper culture, various military cultures, prison cultures, street gang cultures, college/university/fraternity cultures, the culture of Stack Exchange users
- Ethnoregional cultures - e.g. Appalachian-American culture, Newfoundland culture, Cajun culture, Scottish Highlander culture, African-American culture, Guido culture, Gullah/Geechee culture, Swiss French culture
- Religious cultures (cultures of religions that practice some level of separation from the mainstream culture) - e.g. Lubavitcher culture, Amish culture, Russian Old Believer culture, LDS culture (somewhat)
- Disability-related cultures - e.g. Deaf (with-a-capital-D) culture, Aspie/Autistic Pride culture
- Sexual and gender identity cultures - e.g. Queer culture, Hijra culture, Polyamory/Poly culture
- Hobby cultures - e.g. Model railroading culture, Ham radio operator culture, Brony culture, video gaming culture (pwnt!)
To be clear, I am not asking whether it should be ok to create copies of questions and answers for every subculture out there just to acknowledge their existence (e.g. "How do I shake hands with a Newfoundlander? How do I shake hands with a Cajun? How do I shake hands with a model train enthusiast? How do I shake hands with a drag queen? How do I sh4ke t3h hands with a 1337 h4x0r?, How do I thank a Mormon for holding the door open for me, etc."), but I am asking about cases where interpersonal/social rules in subcultures vary from that of the mainstream or majority culture enough that knowledge of the majority culture is insufficient to establish or maintain social connections within the subculture. For example, some religious subcultures have rules on cross-gender contact whose violation can cause offense and that are either not present in or not nearly as important in the mainstream culture.