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Characterized by Counterculture: The Decline of Richard Brautigan - All throughout the late 1960s, Richard Brautigan experienced immense popularity. Every book he published up to the 1970s, from Trout Fishing in America, A Confederate General from Big Sur, to In Watermelon Sugar gained critical acclaim. Critics hailed Brautigan “as a fresh new voice in American literature” (Barber 4). He was adored by both readers and critics alike, and many consider his most famous book, Trout Fishing in America, to be one of the first popular representatives of postmodern literature (4)....   [tags: Counterculture, Richard Brautigan, ]
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The Counterculture - During the sixties Americans saw the rise of the counterculture. The counterculture, which was a group of movements focused on achieving personal and cultural liberation, was embraced by the decade’s young Americans. Because many Americans were members of the different movements in the counterculture, the counterculture influenced American society. As a result of the achievements the counterculture movements made, the United States in the 1960s became a more open, more tolerant, and freer country....   [tags: American History, The Civil Rights Movement] 696 words
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Counterculture is a Fraud - For nearly half of a century, fragments of our society have continually made outward attempts to create and popularize movements that try to ‘go against’, ‘take over’ or ‘change’ popular culture; in even more far-fetched examples, ‘change’ society as a whole. This idea, as referred to by Roszak in the 1960’s, is commonly known as “counterculture”. A counterculture movement takes one or multiple social norms from established culture that it is in opposition to, and fights said norms. This idea of “culture jamming”, a term coined by the San Franciso area band Negativland, is built on a hope that a counterculture movement can reshape the norms it tries to destroy, into ones which suit its’ need...   [tags: American Culture, Consumerism]
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Henry David Thoreau and the Counterculture - ... “You may say I’m a dreamer/ But I’m not the only one/I hope someday you’ll join us/ and the world will be as one.”(A-Z lyrics). Lennon’s “Imagine” circled around the topic of imagination, and how it could take you anywhere, much like Thoreau’s belief of imagination. Lennon was influenced by nineteenth century transcendentalists philisophospher Henry David Thoreau (Henry David Thoreau). John Lennon was part of the counterculture and imagined the world to be peaceful within the future, where people lived their dreams....   [tags: counter-culture, transcendentalism]
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The Counterculture of the Amish: A Fundamentalist Perspective - “They call themselves the Plain People. The men and women known as the Old Order Amish till their fields with horse and plow, travel by horse and buggy, and live without electricity or telephones” (Egenes xiii). In the technologically advanced and modern world we live in today, the word “plain” is extinct from contemporary culture. It is hard to imagine a life without the present-day conveniences that American society tends to take for granted on a daily basis. A world without telephones, electricity, computers and television is almost unfathomable in America, however, not to the Amish....   [tags: Culture ]
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Counterculture Movement - Between the years of 1955 and 1970 there were many different movements that changed the beliefs of all types of citizens. The early sixties brought upon racial segregation and discrimination of women. In addition, war was breaking out in Vietnam for the American people. The Counterculture era brought out a new way of life for many young adults. People began rejecting the normal means of society and breaking away from the standard way of life. There were many important events and interesting tactics brought out in the Counterculture Movement that allowed America to see a new side of its people....   [tags: US History]
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Counterculture Movement - John Lennon of the famous rock band, The Beatles, once said, “If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there’d be peace”. This quote essentially defines the 1960s and the counterculture movement in America. After WWII people had much more free time than they did during the war, and many people decided that they wanted to settle down and start a family. This caused a large boom in child birth. The children born during this boom are known as “baby-boomers”. “Due to the baby boom between 1945 and 1955, over half the population was under 30 years old” (The American Experience 1)....   [tags: American History]
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Beats as a counterculture - The Beats As A Counterculture Many of the Beat writers wrote in a style known as spontaneous prose. Allen Ginsberg often writes in this style. He does so in the poem “Howl” in which he rants and raves about society via his friends – Jack Kerouac, Willaim S. Burroughs, Lawrence Ferlingetti, and Neil Cassidy to name a few, live. He discusses their poverty, civil disobedience, the ways that they fight society, and his personal fight against industrialization; he uses many images in order to allow the reader to understand his lifestyle, the lifestyle of his friends and points of view, specifically their rejection of society....   [tags: essays research papers] 1057 words
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The Hippie Counterculture - The Hippie Counterculture The Hippie Movement changed the politics and the culture in America in the 1960s. When the nineteen fifties turned into the nineteen sixties, not much had changed, people were still extremely patriotic, the society of America seemed to work together, and the youth of America did not have much to worry about, except for how fast their car went or what kind of outfit they should wear to the Prom. After 1963, things started to slowly change in how America viewed its politics, culture, and social beliefs, and the group that was in charge of this change seemed to be the youth of America....   [tags: Culture Hippies American History Essays Hippy]
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Counterculture During the Vietnam Era - Counterculture During the Vietnam Era With a country in shambles as a result of the Vietnam War, thousands of young men and women took their stand through rallies, protests, and concerts. A large number of young Americans opposed the war; with a common feeling of anti-war, thousands of youths united as one. This new culture of opposition spread like wild fire with alternative lifestyles blossoming, people coming together and reviving their communal efforts, demonstrated in the Woodstock Art and Music festival....   [tags: American History Essays Papers]
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Ginsberg's Howl: a Counterculture Manifesto - Ginsberg's Howl: a Counterculture Manifesto Allen Ginsberg dives into the wreck of himself and of the world around him to salvage himself and something worth saving of the world. In this process, he composes Howl to create a new way of observation for life through the expression of counterculture. Protesting against technocracy, sex and revealing sexuality, psychedelic drugs, visionary experience, breaking the conventions of arts and literature; all basic characteristics of counterculture are combined and celebrated in Howl, as it becomes `a counterculture manifesto' for the first time....   [tags: American Literature Allen Ginsberg Essays]
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America and the Cyberpunk Counterculture - History has evolved through a series of counter-cultures, contraries to a community's subjective, shared system of beliefs that provide meaning to objective reality. Timothy Leary has defined the evolution of countercultures that range from the beatniks of the early fifties, the hippies of the sixties and seventies to the present day cyberpunks and new breeds (Vitanza 365). These groups have been met with resistance over the years as a result of their expressive attitudes and tendencies to break the molds of conformity which their culture had previously set....   [tags: Cultural Identity Essays]
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Counterculture - Counterculture For the first time in American history, a large population of people of all ages, classes, and races came together to challenge the traditional institutions, traditional values in society, and "the establishment" in general. Youth, women, ethnic minorities, environmentalists, migrant workers and others caused the emergence of the counter culture. This cultural movement from 1960 to 1973 was caused by many factors. This era was one that was filled with many important events that shaped the way that Americans viewed life....   [tags: Culture Cultural Movements Sixties 60s Papers] 1496 words
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The Revolutionary Rebels of the 1960s - “Castles made of sand fall in the sea eventually…” – Jimi Hendrix, “Castles made of sand” From the Axis: Bold as love album track 9. Stated that all things will die: people, animals, fads, etc., but certain movements will never die. Historical events such as The American Revolution are written all over history books. One remembers this collective series of events every day through the compulsory recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in school and the singing of The National Anthem at the beginning of every sporting event....   [tags: counterculture Hippie movement]
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Got Trees?The New American Youth Counterculture - Brad turns to his companion Les. He is wearing an oversized t-shirt sporting some trendy pop-culture phrase that has long since lost any reference or significance. He sports jeans that are neither loose nor tight, very functional. Brad is in essence, every man America. Les is a skinny short boy, pale with frizzy blond hair. He too is dressed in a peculiar sort of anti-fashion, a fashion so slyly plain and unrecognizable that it defies the very nature of fashion itself. They are both seventeen. "Yo, when’s Tim coming back with our trees....   [tags: essays research papers] 1036 words
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The Conterculture of the Sixties - Counterculture & the Sixties In the 1960's, young people disputed America's pragmatism and culture as well as political norms. A quest for a desirable world, used music, politics, and elective lifestyles to construct what came to be recognized as the counterculture. Americans in that generation faced many debatable causes, from nonconformity, sexual freedom, civil rights, nuclear arms, the Vietnam War, and the environment to drug use (Altman, 1999). The concept of the counterculture movement such as, community, individual freedom, sharing, anti-establishment, and self-expression, it is with this theory that so many activists and reformers, encouraged by the conversion that hippies refined, h...   [tags: Cultures, Cultural Identity Essays ]
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The American Counterculture and The Vietnam War - The Nineteen Sixties were a time of grand turmoil in the United States. The nation almost came apart at the seams many times throughout the decade. The government was involved in a plethora of things at the time that the general population did not agree with. The most important was the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was the most publicly protested war in the history of the country. There were many new forms of protesting used at this time. The most mainstream and effective way of protest was through song....   [tags: Social Studies]
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The Impact of the Hippie on American Society - American society and culture experienced an awakening during the 1960s as a result of the diverse civil rights, economic, and political issues it was faced with. At the center of this revolution was the American hippie, the most peculiar and highly influential figure of the time period. Hippies were vital to the American counterculture, fueling a movement to expand awareness and stretch accepted values. The hippies’ solutions to the problems of institutionalized American society were to either participate in mass protests with their alternative lifestyles and radical beliefs or drop out of society completely....   [tags: Hippies, Sociology, 1960's Counterculture]
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Youth Rebellion and Counterculture - In both of the books, there are some central themes. Among them are self expression through music and sex. The media also plays a role in both of the books, however much more so in Douglas's. Douglas is more of a activist from within, more of a bystander than is Janis Joplin. Janis, from the start, is a rebel who did not want to be confined by the shackles of society. She was rebellious from high school and continued to be throughout her life. People like Janis, who participated in many movements as well as became a well-known icon, was able to get in touch with the youth....   [tags: Papers] 1781 words
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Janis Joplin: Queen of the Damned - “I always wanted to be an artist, whatever that was, like other chicks want to be stewardesses. I read. I painted. I thought” (brainyquote.com). Janis Joplin was a musical icon as well as an undeclared feminist leader. Her innovative outlook and lifestyle broke the typical mold of a 1960’s female performer. Joplin made strides for women all across the musical industry and truly embodied the superficial idea of a rock star. Although she died over forty years ago, her legacy will live on for many decades to come....   [tags: Feminist Leader, Counterculture]
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The History Of Lsd And Its Effects On The American Counterculture - After World War II ended, the age of baby-booming and urban sprawling began. During this time, many American soldiers came home from the war; married, and had five or six children. This created the largest generation ever. Could this new generation change the social world of America. In 1964, most of the baby-boomer's children were in their late teens. This was the beginning of a major social change in the United States. With the birth of rock-n-roll not far in the past, and a growing liberalism of the normally conservative American Society, it is no wonder that a powerful hallucinogenic drug called LSD gained so much popularity....   [tags: Illegal Drugs Narcotics] 1447 words
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Beat Countercultural Movement - To say that the Beat generation has affected modern culture seems at first to be no great revelation; it is inevitable that any period of history will affect the time that follows. The Beat generation is especially significant, though, because of its long lasting impact on American culture. Many aspects of modern American culture can be directly attributed to the Beat writers, primarily Allen Ginsburg, William Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and Jack Kerouac. (Asher) Their influence has changed the American perception of obscenity, has had profound effects on American music and literature, and has modified the public’s views on such topics as sex and drug use....   [tags: Culture]
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The Existence of Different Types of Cultures - ...      The third type of the culture is counterculture. Literately, it is a culture where the values, practice and lifestyle are against the social norms or those establish mainstream culture. Obvious difference was noted as compared to dominant and subculture, counterculture has more freedom and portrayed as rebellious. According to Yinger (1982), power, reciprocity and culture are the base of the social order that leads to the derivation of counterculture from the dominant normative culture....   [tags: dominant culture, subculture and counter-culture]
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Burning Issues in One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest -   One of the central interpretations famously made in Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is that of the division between 1950’s mainstream America and that of the emerging counter culture. The term ‘counterculture’ depicts cultural events and movements, mostly formed by the upcoming generation. This generation had grown up under the rule of conservative Governments and became restless and definite against the right wing governmental structure that had ruled with an iron fist. The formation of a ‘new wave’ culture incorporated all that was despised by mainstream society....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Branding Can’t Fail: Media’s Impact on Steve Jobs Work - ... “Think Different” campaign along with the brilliant black and white photographs of historic visionaries was exceptional. Iconic images of Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, John Lennon & Yoko Ono and Mahatma Gandhi, just to name a few, pushed humanity forward and they all had very individual contributions to society. What happens when dreams don’t come true. Because, remember sometimes they don’t. When things fall apart some people will attach themselves to another person’s dream and ride a long up with them....   [tags: apple inc, iphone, american dream]
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The Civics Of Rock and The Promise of New Sounds - ... And just how revolutionary this was. I will soon come back to these points. It was clear nonetheless that it was fuelling the debate about promise and the power of rock music as people tended to correlate one another. To underpin this argument, I must borrow Traum’s words. As he observed and interpreted the emergence of rock in 1969 in terms of public action and reaction to politics and music: What was needed then was a new revolutionary music, a new anthem for rebellion and liberation (at least until it, too, is rendered meaningless), [referring to the ambiguous relationship of rock as a form of political engagement and a highly marketable item] and Rock had everything that was needed:...   [tags: cultural transition, music, political perspectives]
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The Future of Marijuana in the United States - American politicians are constantly finding themselves in a heated debate concerning the legalization of marijuana. Currently the no’s have it but the real question is how long will they be able to keep it that way. Since, "To the agriculturist, cannabis is a fiber crop; to the physician, it is an enigma; to the user, a euphoriant; to the police, a menace; to the trafficker, a source of profitable danger; to the convict or parolee and his family, a source of sorrow" (Mikuriya, 1969). Introduction The future of marijuana in the United States is uncertain....   [tags: Drugs]
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The Vietnam Counter-Culture - For some it was all about knowledge and enlightenment. For others it was the drive to show that they were not puppets under the marionette master. But for the masses, it was just what the other kids were doing. Yet, when it really all came down to it, regardless of what they were representing, the youth counter-culture of the 1970’s was quite powerful. Who would have thought that the youth who in all previous wars had heeded their parents call now rejected and abandoned their ideals and almost formed their own sect in the political spectrum....   [tags: youth counter-culture of the 70’s] 1523 words
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Who Do You Love - Rock & roll music rose out of the chaos and rebellion found in the 1960s. From the Civil Rights Movement, to Women’s Rights, and the Vietnam War, the 1960s was filled with protests, rallies, and concerts. The music reflected the young, rebellious attitude that grew throughout the decade. Rock & roll music originated in the 1950s, when Bo Diddley contributed to its success and evolution. He played a large role in finding the crossover from blues to rock & roll, inspiring many rock & roll acts. Famous elements of rock music can be traced back to Bo Diddley and his well-known song “Who Do You Love.” The band, Quicksilver Messenger Service did a cover of this song, making it fit their original s...   [tags: Music]
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Jack Kerouac's On the Road and Allen Ginsberg's Howl - Jack Kerouac's On the Road and Allen Ginsberg's Howl Works Cited It was a 1951 TIME cover story, which dubbed the Beats a ‘Silent Generation, ’ that led to Allen Ginsberg’s retort in his poem ‘America,’ in which he vocalises a frustration at this loss of self- importance. The fifties Beat Generation, notably through Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and Allen Ginsberg’s Howl as will here be discussed, fought to revitalise individuality and revolutionise their censored society which seemed to produce everything for the masses at the expense of the individual’s creative and intellectual potential....   [tags: 1950 History Kerouac Ginsberg Howl Essays] 3844 words
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Counter-Culture Youth Pic - In the following essay, I will attempt to highlight the phenomenon in cinema known as the “counterculture youth-pic.” This trend in production started in the late 1960’s as a result of the economic and cultural influences on the film industry of that time. The following essay looks at how those influences helped to shape a new genre in the film industry, sighting Easy Rider as a main example, and suggests some possible reasons for the relatively short popularity of the genre. “The standard story of the counterculture begins with an account of the social order against which it rebelled, a social order that was known to just about everyone by 1960 as the “mass society.” The tale of post-war m...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Alter Your Native Land - Alter Your Native Land. - Stiff Little Fingers, “Alternative Ulster,” 1979 By definition, a counterculture possesses values and mores that are in opposition to those of an established society. When one hears the word “counterculture,” it may prompt images of hippies, punks, demonstrators, or underground political movements – in other words, a group of people (usually young) with a purpose, who are trying to make a change or say something meaningful about the larger culture in which they live. In addition to demonstrations, music, or simply lifestyle choices, this kind of action may be taken in writing....   [tags: American Culture Cultural Essays] 950 words
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The Hippie Movement of 1960s America - Hippies- known for their love of drugs and sex, they often misguided the common folk of their intentions. In their minds, what they were doing was guilelessly standing up for themselves and what they considered was theirs; what they believed in. They believed in their rights, and they wanted to do what they pleased; not to conform to the requirements of living in the average society of the time. They wanted to create a culture where spiritual awareness was highly regarded (sometimes through psychedelic drugs), where everything was given freely, where everyone (even strangers) were thought of as one's brother, where everyone valued peace, and where rights were given freely to everyone....   [tags: american history]
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Stranger in a Strange Land - Stranger in a Strange Land is a book written by Robert A. Heinlein that completely throws away the social mores of the late fifties/ early sixties society. The book opens with a ship returning from a trip to Mars with an interesting passenger, a man, Michael Valentine Smith who was the son of a previous voyage to Mars that was believed to be entirely dead. This was a human raised by Martians, who are an ancient race that has various powers that are discovered later in the book to be possessed by Smith through his knowledge of their language....   [tags: Science Fiction, persuasive] 1304 words
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Threads of the Bhagavad Gita - Considered by most as the authority and seminal scripture relaying together all schools of Hindu philosophy, the Bhagavad Gita, is simply one big epic poem (by Western standards), where Sri Krishna reveals himself to Arjuna, a warrior on the eve of a great war with his own family to restore the throne to its rightful heir. This epic serves as metaphor for The Path the spiritual aspirant must take to attain illumination and become one with Krishna. (http://blogcritics.org/books/article/book-review-bhagavad-gita/)....   [tags: Philosophy, Krishna, Jesus] 1904 words
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Johnny Carson in the 1970’s (Historical Context) - ... The extreme swing of progressive and liberal thinking in the 60’s was turning around into the Reagan era conservatism. Demographics were split on political views and social values, while minorities and women were making a gain on popular entertainment. As a forefront face in the world of entertainment, Johnny Carson was forced to tread very lightly around sensitive social and political matters. For the most part, a lot of his forward thinking beliefs were only evident in interviews, as he specifically avoided stating his positions on his tv show....   [tags: television industry,tonight show,carson's comedy]
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Top Five Events in American History - Compared to others, America is a young country, a baby in many eyes. Despite its age though, The US has gone through some amazing changes through its historical events. Some of the events were large, such as the Revolutionary war and the civil war. Others meanwhile, were more subtle, like the Watergate scandal. Five events stand out as being the most important in Shaping America into what it is today. They are: the counterculture movement, the scandal at Watergate, World War One, the Holocaust, and the making of the Atomic bomb....   [tags: essays research papers] 2236 words
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Revolution of Music - Music has continued to change throughout each decade, but the 1960s was the most influential decade in the history of music. Starting in the early 1950s, rock music was first introduced. Major record labels issued recordings of white singers performing renditions of songs previously released by African American singers (Rock and Roll). These renditions often altered the original lyrics to make them more appropriate. The most prominent star of the 1950s was Elvis Presley, the “King of rock n’ roll”....   [tags: Music]
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The Hippie Subculture - The Hippie Movement: The Philosophy behind the Counterculture The sixties was a decade of liberation and revolution, a time of great change and exciting exploration for the generations to come. It was a time of anti-war protests, free love, sit-ins, naked hippie chicks and mind-altering drugs. In big cities such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York and Paris, there was a passionate exchange of ideas, fiery protests against the Vietnam War, and a time for love, peace and equality. The coming together of like-minded people from around the world was spontaneous and unstoppable....   [tags: 1960s America, american history] 1428 words
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The Turbulen Sixties - The Turbulent Sixties Throughout American history, each generation has sought to individualize itself from all others preceding it. Decades of American history can be separated to represent a distinctive set of values, culture, and political ideals. The 1960's was a decade caught between euphoric, idealistic beginnings and a discordant, violent climax. The music of this time period produced a strong counterculture which sought to influence America in a way never before experienced. The songs were the backbone of this new age; they were the tunes which the generation danced to, marched to, and got high off of....   [tags: essays research papers] 1648 words
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Drugs and Rock and Roll - Drugs and Rock and Roll Beginning with the late 1960’s counterculture in San Francisco, music and drugs will forever be inter-linked. Hippie bands such as the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers, and Phish are associated with marijuana, mushrooms, and LSD. Modern electronic “rave” , or club music is associated with MDMA or Ecstasy. When one thinks of rock and roll, sex and drugs immediately come to mind. While the use of drugs is not essential for the creation or performance of all new music, it was certainly in important factor for the counterculture music of the late 1960’s....   [tags: Papers] 643 words
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Art Cinema is an Alternative Mode of Filmmaking to traditional Hollywood Style - ... The narrator explains how the film ended like any good b-movie, and then turns into an advertisement for their next film. As much as his film follows and strays from mainstream convention it also expanded the cinematic frontier with the use of unconventional lighting and sound. Nowell-Smith describes that, “Prior to 1960 there were two different ways of lighting a scene,” (1492). Godard’s cinematographer found this to be too cumbersome for the locations and scenes they were shooting and so decided to deploy a new tactic in order to light the film, (1492)....   [tags: hollywood, filmmaking, film criticism]
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Cult Leaders: Changing Attitudes by Conditioning The Members of a Cult - Cults can be dangerous as manipulative strategies are used to control large groups of people into behaviour they may not usually be comfortable with. A cult is a counterculture that is an extremist group usually lead by religion and a charismatic leader (Winner 2011:417). Counterculture is the rejection of popular norms and values and replaces them with extreme views on violence, family and loyalty (Winner 2011:417). Cult leaders often preach about religious history as they take it very seriously....   [tags: Extremist Group, Religion, Leader]
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American Presidents Should Always Empathize With Their People - American culture is an important element in the decision-making process of any United States President. They know that their decisions will never be fully supported, as there will always be those that oppose them, so Presidents should think from the perspective of the American people to secure the most support possible. This strategy was especially evident during the Cold War, when presidents were dealing with many issues like the Vietnam War to how to handle inner communist threats. These decisions would have been more popular if the President had thought about what the American people really wanted, and how they would react to his choices.When making decisions, especially those which seem...   [tags: american history essay]
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The Degenerative Influence of Advertising on Society - Advertising is designed to foster a desire to purchase goods and services, yet it is much deeper than that—advertising is a system of effective manipulation that twists the mentalities of those subjected to it. It shapes people’s views of the world and warps their connections to each other. Therefore, advertising not only shapes their personal values but also distorts them until their principles no longer come from within them. Thus, in my opinion, advertising, unless deeply rooted in high ethical standards, destroys any concept of community, common morality or deep bonding....   [tags: Advertising] 1574 words
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Woodstock: The Rise of the Counter Culture - ... It was announced at the festival that they “had proven to the world that a half of million kids could get together and have nothing but peace, fun, and music” (Wadleigh, Woodstock). Peace was not only the result of the festival, but the influence that brought significance to Woodstock. Woodstock not only appealed to the new youthful and free minded generation, but it was also produced from four young minds. John Roberts, Joel Rosenman, Artie Kornfield and Michael Lang, were all under the ages of twenty-seven....   [tags: peace movement, music, hippie festival]
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Jesus Christ: Scripture’s Most Controversial Bachelor - After the media onslaught surrounding Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, questions of Jesus’ celibacy inundated both scholarly and religious circles. However, despite these hypotheses, nowhere in the Bible does it explicitly give evidence of Jesus’ married state. Even the Gnostic Gospels, written years after the life of Christ, fail to explicitly mention or present flimsy evidence to substantiate the case for Jesus’ marriage. Although Jesus lived in the middle of a inflexible Jewish society, where marriage was an essential requirement for a man, through his own actions of counterculture, Jesus proves that he is both willing and able to break social norms....   [tags: Christianity]
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60s Culture - The article “From counterculture to Sixties Culture” clearly demonstrates that the hippie movement was not just founded on pure rebellion from what their parents had prescribed. The article reveals that the 60s culture was a product of many factors including the youths reaction to the Vietnam War, the outpouring of self expression on college campuses around the continent, the constantly dynamic civil rights, and especially the rejection of the counterculture by the mainstream society. The war in Vietnam had a major impact of the youth’s view of government....   [tags: essays research papers] 615 words
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