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Author Bach, Damon R., author.

Title The American counterculture : a history of hippies and cultural dissidents / Damon R. Bach.

Publication Info. Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, [2020]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.1 B122a 2020    ---  Available
Description xxv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Gender group: gdr Men lcdgt
Nationality/regional group: nat Americans lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members lcdgt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The Rise, Journey, and Demise of the American Counterculture provides a comprehensive history of the counterculture throughout the United States from its antecedents in the 1950s, origins in the early 1960s, emergence in the mid-1960s, and massive expansion in the late 1960s, to its demise in the early 1970s. Working against a historical narrative that portrays hippies and cultural dissidents as a brief-yet-vibrant phenomenon limited to the mid- to late 1960s, Bach focuses on the counterculture's overarching utopian and idealistic goals rather than the trite shorthand of "sex, drugs, and rock and roll." Exploring its connections to other movements of the period, including the New Left, civil rights, Black and Red Power, women's and gay liberation, and environmentalism, he demonstrates that the counterculture's push to create a new society fundamentally transformed American culture, and that its core ideals of egalitarianism, environmentalism, community, and creating alternative institutions have persisted to the present day. His is also the first history of the counterculture to draw upon numerous documents written by self-described "freaks" from 1964 through 1973, such as underground newspapers, memoirs, personal correspondence, flyers, and pamphlets"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Imprisoned in the American Dream: Cold War America and the Origins of the Counterculture, 1945 to 1965 -- 2. Something Happening: The Emergence of the Counterculture, 1965 to 1967 -- 3. Vibrations across the Nation: The Expansion of the Counterculture, 1967 to 1970 -- 4. Freaks and Harries Everywhere: The Rise of the Countersociety and Its Apogee, 1970 to 1972 -- 5. Changing the World: The Politicization of the Counterculture and Its Decline, 1972 to 1974.
Subject Counterculture -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Social change -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Counterculture. (OCoLC)fst00881315
Manners and customs. (OCoLC)fst01007815
Social change. (OCoLC)fst01122310
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780700630097 hardcover
0700630090 hardcover
9780700630103 paperback
0700630104 paperback
9780700630110 electronic publication
Standard No. 40030330871

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