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Borax and the Hippies

- After some distance a patrol car pulled up behind me and began flashing its lights and sounding its alarm. Damn. The patrolman was courteous, but still he ordered me out and searched my van. I asked him what he was looking for, and he only mentioned that he had a call about Hippies that had done some shoplifting near Phoenix two nights ago. He let me go after I showed him my drivers license and vehicle registration. I recalled that the Hippies had new clothes in bags––some with tags still attached....   [tags: hippies,]

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The Hippie Generation Changed the World

- These young people were growing their hair long, participating in free love, and flexing their flower power. The hippie generation was not all about rebelling againsed their parents or doing drugs and having sex, Hippies are people who believe that the way to peace is love. They believe that in order to love one another it is important that they accept one another for who they are but the people in their time others did not see this. They just saw kids that were breaking the law. They did many wild things that people other than the hippies frowned upon like, doing many different drugs and experimenting with sex, listening to loud music and holding war protests....   [tags: Hippies, ]

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The Hippies : An Environmentally Conscious Person

- Surprisingly, over fifty percent of the Hippies were known to be teachers, despite their free-spirited life philosophy. The Hippies are the group of people who want to live differently from the conventional American lifestyle, to leave societal restrictions, and live with freedom. Hippies first emerged in 1960s and later attracted enormous masses of young American. Hippies dressed themselves with tie-dyed loose cloth, bell-bottom pants, headbands, floppy hats, and scarves; they are almost impossible not to notice....   [tags: Human sexual behavior, Sexual intercourse, Hippie]

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Hippies and Transcendentalism

- Transcendentalism is a belief that centers itself on the mutual benefit of humanity and the environment, and this idea has had reoccurring effects on societies all over the world since its prominence in the mid 1800’s. The American counter-culture movement of the 1960’s is a prime example of revived transcendentalist ideas. One group in particular, the hippies, are notorious for their advocacy for free thought, love, and peace, not to mention to their staunch resistance to war and belligerent action....   [tags: Benefit, Humanity, Environment, Love, Peace]

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- Hippies When people hear the word hippie, they usually think of flower power, peace, love, and drugs. The 60's may have been a far out decade, but what most people don't know is the impact these idealists had on our world during that time. This generation of people can make almost anyone interested because of the things they believed in, why they expanded their minds and their contributions to today's world. Hippies were very down to earth people, they believed in peace and love, and hated the Vietnam War with a passion....   [tags: Hippie 60's Flower Power]

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A Unifying Figure For Both The Panthers And The Hippies

- A unifying figure for both the Panthers and the hippies, according to Brown, was one of the most interesting characters in the trajectory of the Black Panther Party: Huey Newton. Brown discusses at length the sort of spell Newton was able to cast over the people he met; he was an enigma of sorts, but he was also a strong and powerful leader, who was determined to make changes and be effective in terms of galvanizing racial hierarchies in America while simultaneously presenting himself as kind, loving and warm to his comrades....   [tags: African American, White people, Race]

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Hippies THroughout Time

- Much like the Hippies of the 1960s, the authors of the Romantic Era rebelled from society in politics, reason and judgment, and in the arts, and attempted to live in an ideal world with freedom of imagination, thought, and beliefs. After being shaped from the numerous revelations, battles, and the grips of several tyrants, the writers of the nineteenth century valued the individual, emotions, imagination, freedom from societal rules, and sovereignty from the dirty slums called the city. The authors of the Romantic Era like Lord Byron and the Shelleys are similar to the hippies through their artistic outputs and political beliefs....   [tags: authors of the Romantic Era, Byron, Shelleys]

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How the Hippies Counterculture Transformed Music

- ... A louder, more projecting element for the electric bass guitar, typically with a melodic or semi-melodic technique was a commonality between the bands from this area. Secondly, there was also the style of musical improvisation produced by these bands on a live stage. The desire of these concerts was probably to advertise this new, and to some a local, sound of music as well as bring in unknown bands from overseas. This new style emanating from San Francisco, coupled with the culture of its young adults, can also explain why the western California region was the home of the first major U.S....   [tags: identity, youth, war, evolution]

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- “Old hippies don't die, they just lie low until the laughter stops and their time comes round again.”(Stolley 238) Counterculture by definition is a culture, especially of young people, with values or lifestyles in opposition to those of the established culture. Counterculture way of life in the 1960s featured the ideas of, peace, love, music, drug use, freedom of sexuality, and much more, these ideas were mostly associated with the hippies. Hippies were mostly rebellious young people who wanted a change in there life style....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Hippie Movement of the 1960's

- The hippie subculture was originally a youth movement beginning in the United States around the early 1960s and consisted of a group of people who opposed political and social orthodoxy, choosing an ideology that favored peace, love, and personal freedom. The hippies rejected established institutions, criticized middle class values, opposed nuclear weapons and the Vietnam War, were usually eco-friendly and vegetarians, and promoted the use of psychedelic drugs. They created their own communities, listened to psychedelic rock, embraced the sexual revolution, and used drugs to explore alternative states of consciousness....   [tags: hippies, culture, 1960's, ]

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Alternative Medicine: A Worthy Experiment for “Hippies and Desperados”

- Alternative medicine has long been scoffed at by the mainstream medical community. People who use it, or at least believe in its benefits, are termed “wacky.” Physicians even go so far as to tell curious patients not to bother with the alternative “insanity,” claiming only hippies and desperados use it. Doctors are trusted daily with the lives of their patients, and if a doctor insists on a specific treatment, and advises against another, patients will be more than likely to do as they are told....   [tags: Medical Research]

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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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The Hippie Culture

- Many generations have come and gone, and many have made an impact on American life. The Sixties were definitely one of those generations that left its mark in history. The people of this generation didn't follow the teachings of their elders, but rejected them for an alternative culture, which was their very own (Harris 14). This new subculture was such a radical society that it was given it's own name which is still used to this day. They came to be known as the Hippies.      The Hippie movement originated in San Francisco, California and spread across the United States, through Canada, and into parts of Europe (World Book), but the Hippie movement had its greatest influence in America....   [tags: American History cultural Hippies Essays]

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The Beatles and the concept of Free Love

- ... What followed the seemingly small culture, was a revolution. The long road to peace was paved with riots, bombings, and virtual war zones, in which many young hippies changed the meaning of peace, forever. “Flower power” was a sort of slogan used in the 1970s to describe the passive resistance ideology. It started because of the Vietnam War (Hall). The term was used during rallies across the United States especially in San Francisco and New York. Now, because of the fear of the “Domino Theory”, The U.S....   [tags: long road to peace, hippies, culture]

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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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The Rulers and the Ruled in High School

- ... The ostensible driving force was the hippie antipathy towards the establishment and dissidence took the form of ‘love-in’s’ and a Gandhi-esque social disobedience that eschewed violence. However, disappointingly the driving force behind this rebellion was simply conformism. The Sixties saw the rebellion as being limited to any action that was simply diametrically opposed to conventionalism. This force of ‘conformist non-conformity’ saw my parents through high-school and into college. Everyone around them was dissenting and ‘rebelling’....   [tags: popularity, hippies, conformity]

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The 60's

- The 60’s were famous for hippies, marijuana, and most of all, music. Many new musicians and bands became famous in the 60’s. One of the most prevalent bands of not only the 60’s, but of world history was started by two young men from Liverpool (Aspen). “The Beatles” came to America in 1964 and over all went on around 30 tours (Dunckle). They were so famous and well known that they were said to be “more popular than Jesus.” John Lennon’s music career did not end when “The Beatles” broke up in 1969....   [tags: Hippies, the beatles, john lennon]

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American Counter Culture

- American Counter Culture The Counter Culture Life in America has been molded by many factors including those of the hippie movement in the Sixties. With the development of new technology, a war against Communism, and an internal war against racial injustice, a change in America was sure to happen. As the children of the baby boom became young adults, they found far more discontent with the world around them. This lead to a subculture labeled as hippies, that as time went one merged into a mass society all its own....   [tags: Hippies Essays Papers]

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The Hippie Subculture of the 1960s

- The 1960’s was a decade to remember. Hippies, The Draft, Civil Rights, and the Vietnam War were all events that took place in this youthful generation. Drugs claimed numerous lives furthermore the birth rate for young adolescents reached sky high. There was a major turning point on the idealistic life in the sixties its effect tarnished many families. ¶ The corner of Haight and Ashbury marks the spot of where the hippie subculture began. “ Initially it was a youth movement that started during the early 1960’s and spread all over the world” (Stone, Skip)....   [tags: american history]

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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]

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The Hippie Culture

- Culture, a concept created by Anthropologist, relates to the way human beings are taught to behave, feel, and think from the time they are born. (Eicher, Evenson & Lutz, 2008) Anthropologists suggest that large societies are composed of smaller groups, called subcultures. The people in each of these groups do not always agree with members of other groups about values, meaning and cultural forms. (Eicher, Evenson & Lutz, 2008) In society people dress themselves for varied reasons, including protection of the body, extension of the body’s abilities, beautification and nonverbal communication....   [tags: Fashion, Subculture]

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Hippie Culture in America

- "I wish we were all hippies and we did yoga, lived and cottages, smoke weed and accepted everyone for who they are and lostened to wonderful music. And i wish money didn't make us who we are, i just wish we could redo society" (Marley, 1968). According to Hippie Culture, (2010)"Being a hippie" was originally born as a subculture, youth movement, which began on The United States of America near the 1960's, it started as a pacifist movement that was againist wars and the bad gobernment. Stated by Hippies, (2009) is being hippies a culture....   [tags: thoughts, culture, natural, happy]

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The Hippie Movement

- When people hear the term hippie, they think of men and woman in loose clothing with flowers weaved in their hair. Although these men and women did in fact wear these things, they left a significant impact on society. Hippies were a part of the Counterculture movement, which basic ideals were to reject the ideas of mainstream society. The movement itself began with the protesting of the Vietnam War. Eventually, the movement was more than just protesting the war. Hippies promoted the use of recreational drugs, religious tolerance; they also changed society’s views and attitudes about lifestyle and social behavior....   [tags: counterculture movement, outlook]

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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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Cultural Movement: The Hippie Movement

- By the early 1960’s, America experienced a cultural movement of seismic proportions; primarily within it’s youth. Appropriately deemed the counterculture, this social metamorphosis was based upon a transition from strict long-held American values to a widespread antiestablishment attitude. The hippie movement, as it was commonly called, began as a youth movement in 1960’s America. College-aged men and women throughout the United States adopted an entirely new belief system and way of life; this cultural phenomenon would soon become known as the hippie movement....   [tags: mainstream society, sexual promiscuity]

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The Birth Control Pill Fueled The Hippie Movement

- During the end of the 1950s and the 1960s, there were two main cultures; the mainstream, called Squares, and the counterculture, called Hippies. These two cultures had very different ideas on nearly every topic. One of the topics that they disagreed on was sex. Hippies enjoyed having sex often and with multiple partners. However, this posed a great risk: pregnancy. As science progressed, a birth control pill was created. The birth control pill fueled the hippie movement because it created a sexual revolution with ideas consistent with the ideas of the hippies....   [tags: Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior]

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The Counter Culture of the 1960's

- The 1950‘s was a time noted for its high expectations and widespread conformity. The children growing up in the 1950’s were from the baby boomer generation. By the 1960’s some of these children began to migrate away from the ways of their upbringings. These children called themselves the Hippies. Even though the Hippie kids had grown up in the richest economy America had ever seen, they sought an alternative lifestyle to the one their parents led.  This trend spread and eventually progressed into a nationwide movement, popularly known as the Hippie Movement....   [tags: hippie movement]

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The Hippie and Other Movements in The 1970s

- The 1970s was a tumultuous time in the United States. In some ways, the decade was a continuation of the 1960s. Women, African Americans, Native Americans, gays and lesbians and other marginalized people continued to fight for their freedom, while many other Americans joined in the demonstration against the ongoing war in Vietnam. Due to these movements, the 1970s saw changes in its national identity, including modifications in social values. These social changes showed up in the fashion industry as well, delivering new outlooks in the arenas of both men’s and women’s clothing....   [tags: marginalized people, vietnam war]

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Hippie Barbie

- Hippie Barbie, written by Denise Duhamel uses the symbols of the contemporary life of the fairy-tale lifestyle into reality. The words and ideas used in this narrative poem give fantasy a different perspective. It is inferred that the speaker is a female Barbie specialist, who reflects her knowledge by using the popular Barbie doll as the main character. Throughout the poem, she gives key points that have female perspective; for instance, kissing Ken, thinking about having mixed-race children, and walking a poodle....   [tags: Poetry]

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The Flower Children of the 1960s

- Did you know that over 500,000 men and women attended the music and arts festival called Woodstock . Countless numbers of Hippies attended the festival because the hippie movement was just beginning in 1960’s . This unique group of people participated in activities such as going to festivals, dressed in a way that went against the mainstream, and had very different personalities. Being a hippie was more than just a fashion statement it was a new way of life that was introduced in the 60’s. Some major changes in the 60s was the uses of drugs such as Marijuana and LSD used by the hippies....   [tags: hippie movement, psychedelic drugs]

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Stereotypes and Stereotyping - I Was a Teenage Hippie

- Stereotyping - I Was a Teenage Hippie Imagine a 17-year-old kid. He is five feet eleven inches tall, weighs 180 lbs., with very long hair and a beard. His hair parts in the middle and stops at his waist, meaning his hair is about three and a half feet long. He dresses not for the fashion of the day, but with old standards: blue jeans and a flannel shirt in the winter or blue jeans and a short sleeve shirt in the summer. Generally, his shirts in summer are T-shirts, typically with some provocative text or an advertisement for a rock group....   [tags: Example Personal Narratives]

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Haight Ashbury In the 1960's: A Vibrant Hippie History

- ... With the empty houses for sale, and cheap rent, young people known as beatniks began to move in. These beatniks became known as the Hippies in the 1960’s. This run-down district became a center for illegal drugs, and rock groups. The entertainment of the day was psychedelic rock, and drug induced music. Before the completion of the Haight Street Cable Railroad, there were many isolated farms. These areas were full of grape vineyards and fresh fruits. With the sandy soil, and plentiful rain, the sandy soil was ideal for growing fruits and vegetables....   [tags: from nice town to deteriorated city]

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Hippie Movement

- Hippies When one mentions the word "hippie" most think about the 1960s. They think about the flowing skirts and long unkempt hair. They cannot forget the LSD and marijuana usage either. The peace loving hippies were more than just happy stoners. They were young people who were redefining their thoughts on the issues of war. This generation of liberals brought about one of the most history defining social movements. The anti-war peace movement was one of the largest movements of its time. These hippies had strong feelings about the Vietnam War and its effects on the country....   [tags: American History]

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Professional Provider vs. Volunteer Provider

- The hippie movement of the late 1960s provided mainstream society with quite a scare. Many individuals in positions related to health care foresaw the negative outcomes large groups of people with low levels hygiene, carefree attitudes, and high rates of drug use would have when they congregated in one place. With an influx of hippies, many cities decided to set up free clinics, two of which are well documented; one in an article from the Journal of American Medical Association written by Harry Wilmer and the other an article from the Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine written by Charles Smiley....   [tags: Hippie Movement, Lifestyles]

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Young Voices Speak Loudly Of The 1960 ' S

- David Kindscher Dr. Ron Wilson FMS 380 14 December 2014 Young Voices Speak Loudly In the 1960’s something extraordinary happened in American pop culture, thousands and thousands of young people from all over came together to try to make something all their own. The hippie movement of the 1960’s, a time when countless youths decided they would not simply go along with the rest of society when they knew it was wrong. So they created their own system, the way they wanted it to be....   [tags: Beat Generation, Hippie, Thought, Nambassa]

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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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The Hippie Movement Of The 1960s

- Fashion in the 1970s was daring, carefree, and diverse. For women, skirts ranged from extremely long to drastically short and fabrics were bright and boldly patterned. Men wore their shirts tight, their trouser-legs wide and their moustaches long. 'Hippie ' styles of dress entered the mainstream and new ethnic-inspired fashion imitated styles from all corners of the world. 1970s fashion was varied and changed frequently, but always liked to shock - whether it was towering platform shoes, huge bell-bottom flares, or tight, shiny, disco-inspired hot pants....   [tags: Clothing, Trousers, Disco, Dress]

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The Hippie Movement : The Counterculture Movement

- We have had many reforms in our country. One that I would like to articulate is the hippie movement. Some of the rebellion that I have seen personally through this movement is showing others that it is okay to commit in unsavory habits including drugs. I will show you the affects it has had on my family and how it has changed our lives. Then in contrast, we will discover how to become Zion people in Babylon. In the 1960’s my sister, Jan was quite the person. In my mind, I still envision her with her long hair, care free attitude that went along with being a flowerchild....   [tags: Family, Sibling, Parent, English-language films]

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A Madman, A Hippie And A Fascist

- “A Madman, a Hippie and a Fascist” (An Analysis of Crucial Texts of Western Literature) There are a countless amount of texts that could be considered instrumental in the creation of what we know as western society and the western world. These texts range from brief English essays such as Francis Bacon’s Of Studies to lengthy Greek epics like the Odyssey The nationality of the authors and the time periods in which they resided can be vastly different or very similar as well. Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are a prime example of closely bonded authors that had an unprecedented impact on western society....   [tags: Western world, Western culture]

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The Last Hippie By Oliver Sacks

- In class, we read Oliver Sacks’ An Anthropologist on Mars. In section titled “The Last Hippie,” Sacks writes about man suffering from anterograde amnesia. This cause the man to not be able to make new memories (Sacks). Though the cause in his memory loss is from a severe brain tumor, there are many similarities to the very common ailment known as Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is an extremely debilitating disease that affects an overwhelming amount of people worldwide. Although it the disease so wide spread, the specifics of Alzheimer’s is seemingly not in the public consciousness....   [tags: Alzheimer's disease, Neuron, Epidemiology]

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The Counterculture Movement Of The 1960s

- I believe that the Counterculture Movement of the 1960s and 1970s was a success. The Counterculture Movement helped shape the way that many Americans view life today by shifting American culture and social beliefs, and by challenging the traditional American values . The Counterculture Movement had many successes, one of them was anti-war protests against the Vietnam War. During the 1960s, the United States and the rest of the world was in danger of falling into communism. The United States, being a democratic union believed that communism endanger the values of democracy, so it sought to declare war to prevent further nations falling into the hands of communism....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War, World War II, Hippie]

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The Hippie Aesthetic Era of Rock and Roll

- ... Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” is a great example of a song that falls in the middle. “Billie Jean”, (, is a song written by Michael Jackson that was a little bit of both hippie aesthetic and not. It is about a woman who stalked Jackson and claimed that he is the father of her baby (Covach, “Introduction to Rock”). This is represented in the chorus, “Billie Jean is not my lover. She is just a girl who claims that I am the one but the child is not my son” (“Lyricsmania”)....   [tags: issues, technology, music, song]

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The Anti-War Movement and The Hippie Movement

- Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote “The great man is he who in the mist of crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” Emerson is saying the only way to truly be oneself is to not care what others think. One should be able to walk in a crowd and know that he or she is not blended into the crowd. Many people do not like to stand out because they find comfort in conforming to society. This consensus is reminiscent of the 1950s where conformity was everything. However, a revolution of social and political change known as counterculture arose and challenge era’s values....   [tags: counterculture movement, cold war]

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Personal Narrative - My Mother, the Hippie

- My Mother, the Hippie My mother is a "hippie" in every sense of the word. Therefore, as a young child, I spent a lot of time in the Great Outdoors. There were even some years in which we traveled around living on commune farms. I remember the huge gardens where you could always find my mom, and where I earned my nickname "Beans". I recall the cats and goats that were always roaming around, and I remember falling asleep in rooms stacked to the ceiling with bunkbeds, where all of the kids on the farm slept....   [tags: Personal Narratives]

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Over Done Imagery During The Counter-Culture Movement

- Psychedelic posters were not the first time that the world was fascinated by unintentional artwork. Earlier, during the nineteenth century the world was swept up by posters plastered across cities that advertising everything from magical remedies to bicycle bells. The posters created by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec transported even the most poverty-stricken folk to faraway places, but as the belle époque gave way to a much harsher reality that would become littered with wars and social unrest, the beautiful poster eventually become a forgotten art....   [tags: psychedelic posters, hippie]

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Helping Green Marketers Make More Green

- Helping Green Marketers Make More Green In this constantly changing economy, companies are continuously looking for new ways to set themselves apart from their competitors. In recent years, environmental, or “green,” marketing has become a new trend. The movement first started in the 1970s during the hippie movement in which consumers began to express concern for the preservation of the environment (Jenkins and Kähler). On top of this increasing environmental awareness, now consumers are also beginning to care a lot more about what goes on behind the scenes in the companies that they buy from....   [tags: hippie movement, standarization]

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Woodstock: The Rise of the Counter Culture

- Along with the peak of several movements music began to reach a point of climax. Rock specifically began to flourish in the 1960’s, while expressing the voice of the liberated generation. It is the power of such trends that overall lead to what is known as the greatest music festival of all time: Woodstock Music and Art Fair. The festival started on August 15, 1969 on Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, New York. Appealing to the time period, Woodstock was designed to be Three Days of Peace and Music. However, many argue that it was more than just a musical art fair of peace, but a historically significant event that shifted American culture....   [tags: peace movement, music, hippie festival]

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Media And Its Effect On Society

- Since the early 20th century, people in America have had the privilege of mass media. Whether it be through the radio, newspaper, or in later years, the television, America has been in-touch with itself. It’s fair to argue that all forms of media have been influential, but in the past decade, . With greater access to countless news sites and information, America might be changing quicker than we ever thought. Good and bad in many ways, the exponential growth of technology and media have had a multitude of effects....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States, Hippie]

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LSD and the '60s Music Scene

- In the sixties, the psychedelic music scene was at its prime and the world was full of hippie musicians that loved to drop acid and create some of the most interesting and innovative music known to man. During this time, drugs were a very popular part of the hippie culture and the prevalence of LSD helped to create the distinct genre of psychedelic music known as psychedelic or acid rock. Many bands and artists such as Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, The Beatles, and The Byrds were heavily influenced by LSD, which led to the creation of some very popular music....   [tags: drugs, hippie culture, psychedelic music]

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

- American society has gone through several cultural changes over the recent decades. Something Wicked This Way Comes was written during a time of great social change; the author, Rad Bradbury, did a thorough job in reflecting the changing social environment of the 60s within his own characters. In 1962, the year in which Something Wicked This Way Comes was released, the youth of the United States were experiencing the Hippie movement, the adults of the 60s were dealing with the process of excepting their new found places in the world, and the society of the 60s faced an incessant issue with self acceptance....   [tags: Rad Bradbury, hippie movement, countercultures]

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The Importance of Drug Use During the Vietnam War

- Throughout the Vietnam era drugs were popular among the hippie counter culture as well as young soldiers. Many veterans and hippies became addicted to the substances they were using, whether it be heroin, or methamphetamine. One can see that drugs had an impact on both social groups through the analysis of the hippie counter culture and the Vietnam soldiers. During the sixties thousands of people moved to the san Francisco bay area, settling in the north beach district, Berkeley, or the Haight-Ashbury....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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The Sixties

- 1960’s Term Paper The 1960’s impacted the United States in profound ways. With the seventy million baby boomers growing into their teens, they brought with them change that is still evolving in our society today. The sixties was a time where American culture moved from being conservative to new and insightful ways of thinking. With these changes, it brought a new counter culture that would be known as the hippie culture. The hippies led way into a new sexual revolution that would break the old fashioned boundaries....   [tags: U.S. 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]

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Permanent Impact Of The Counter-Culture On Today's American Society

- "What is not illusionary is the reality of a new culture of opposition. It grows out of the disintegration of the old forms, vinyl and aerosol institutions that carry all the inane and destructive values of privatism; competition, commercialism, profitability and elitism…It's not a "youth thing" by now but a generational event; chronological age is the only current phase". The previous quote was written by Andrew Kopkind in Rolling Stone on the Woodstock festival observing that a new culture was immersing from the roots of the adult American life (1960's 198)....   [tags: American Culture]

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Life During the 1960’s

- Life During the 1960’s The 1960s was crammed full of many impacting events and important figures. From Hitchcock releasing one of the greatest thrillers of all time, Psycho, to Marilyn Monroe’s untimely death, to the infamous Woodstock festival. This era changed history completely and made the United States think twice about its youth. Events of the 1960s are still impacting our country as we know it today. The sudden pull from the conservative ‘50s changed America’s views on all aspects of life, including fashion, entertainment, and lifestyles....   [tags: History, Social Science]

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The United States And The Soviet Union

- During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed on various fields, including in the ‘space race’ which stimulated the space age fashion trends of the 1960s. After World War ΙΙ the conflict between two of the world’s greatest superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, declared a race to explore space . By the early 1960s, the competition revolved around a desire to burnish their national images . Both powers believed the mastery of rocketry, electronics and telecommunications would provide success in space ....   [tags: Cold War, United States, Vietnam War]

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Analysis Of Marcus Tullius Cicero 's ' Tuscola Conversations '

- According to Cambridge dictionary culture, is defined as ‘The way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time’ (Cambridge English Dictionary). Culture is rich and diverse. It is originated in the most ancient stages of society’s development and it is inextricably linked with the human history. There is a constant process of enrichment of cultures, the creation and dissemination of cultural treasures and achievements. Word ‘culture’ in a modern shape was mentioned by The Roman orator and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero in (106-43 BC) in his "Tuscola conversations"....   [tags: Sociology, Culture, Subculture, Counterculture]

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The American Of The United States

- The United States was changing. A series of wars had challenged the American people socially and economically, but would make way for new opportunities and technological advancements. America had experienced many ups and downs, and would confront many issues that had been brewing, both domestic and foreign, for some time. The American economy had begun to prosper after WWII. Government spending would contribute to economic expansion with investments to strengthen its military, support its veterans,and distribute funds for construction engineering....   [tags: Cold War, United States, Vietnam War, World War II]

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Woodstock Music Festival

- Woodstock In 1970 a two-hundred and thirty minute documentary was released entitled "Woodstock." This documentary has set the standard for other documentaries to come. This documentary covers a three day festival that was held in August of 1969. The festival symbolized the ideas of the late 1960’s in terms of music, politics, and society in general. The documentary depicted the event as a major love and drug fest. Woodstock was a historic event that was the idea of four men by the names of Michael Lang, John Roberts, Joel Roseman, and Artie Kornfeld....   [tags: Music]

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The Authentic Movement of the 1960s

- Peace, love, and rock ‘n roll. To some people those three words are the first thing to pop into their minds when they think of the 1960s. In reality, these words represent something much more significant. In the 1960s people started expressing their beliefs freely changing society in the United States forever, through media, protests, the hippie movement, and even music. The majority of the country’s drama in the 1960s was a result of the Vietnam War. Many citizens weren’t happy about being at war once again, and this time, it seemed like a never ending war....   [tags: Peace, Love, Rock n Roll, American History]

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Social And Cultural Issues Impacted American History

- From the 1950’s through the 1990’s, social and cultural issues impacted American history in a major way. America’s history was influenced by several events that happened over this time period. All of the events that I will talk about will prove how gender issues, the 1960’s counterculture, debates over immigration and multiculturalism, and the creation of “two America’s impacted U.S history. It also will explain why I believe some of the events from the 1950s to the 1990s played a big part in US history, while others may think otherwise....   [tags: President of the United States, Ronald Reagan]

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The 1960s Countercultural Sensation

- The 1960s counterculture was a cultural sensation which first began to take shape in the United States and from there on it spread throughout the rest of the west. It spread sometime in the early sixties to early seventies. The counterculture sensation began to catch on quickly and it eventually went on to become groundbreaking. Several components contributed in making the counterculture of the 1960s a unique era from the other opposition movements of the previous eras. The post-war baby boom created an unexceptional amount of youngsters who were an integral part of making the counterculture movement....   [tags: war, race, realtions, sexuality, rights, drugs]

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Louis is a Hippy

- Louis is a Hippy Interview with the vampire is Anne Rice’s outlet on the issues she was facing, especially reflecting the lifestyle of the Haight-Ashbury district (hippy district) in which she was living during the time she was writing her novel. The themes of the book embrace the struggles of American life during the era of the 60’s and 70’s especially with morality and living life as an outcast. In the novel, the character Louis becomes a vampire after his brother commits suicide. Louis feels responsible for the death of his brother, but when faced with the option of becoming a vampire or dying, chooses to become a bloodthirsty creature....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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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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Movie Analysis : Cool Hand Luke

- Anyone who has ever seen the 1967 classic movie, Cool Hand Luke, can agree that the main theme of the movie would be about nonconformity. The movie takes place in a southern prison, where the prisoners must participate in the intense labor of a chain gang and work everyday in the sweltering heat while serving their time. The inmates must follow the strict rules that are set, or they are punished in an almost cruel and unusual fashion. The outcast, war hero and true nonconformist is the main character, Lucas Jackson....   [tags: Human rights, Rights, Cool Hand Luke, 1960s]

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The 1960s

- The 1960s It may have been a decade of a myriad of effulgent paintings and intrepid space excursions, but for most people, resplendent canvases don't come near the cranium when someone mentions the 1960s. So just what do we associate the decade with. The most intriguing part of our prior erudition: hippies, flower power, peace, love, drugs, and Woodstock. All of the preceding are the very essence of the '60s in America; all of them had a distinct impact on the world. Presumably the most prominent aspect of the '60s was the evolution of the youthful generation into a powerful strong-minded group of people known as the hippies....   [tags: American America History]

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The Word Fuck

- Throughout time, there have been many words considered “explicit” in the English language. However, there is one word that stands out from the rest of these bad words, and that word is “fuck.” Not only is this word considered one of the most inappropriate within the English vocabulary, but it is also one of the most diverse and broadly used of the explicit words. In this paper you will learn even though the Merriam-Webster Dictionary only contains two formal definitions of the word fuck, there are many different ways of using this word which has popped up into the mainstream culture of today....   [tags: Fuck, Profanity, Hippie, Cunt]

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Music During the Vietnam War

- In the nineteen sixties almost half of the American population were young adults. Because of this, the sixties were an age of youth and there was a generation gap that America had never seen before. Many of the baby boomers were at risk of being drafted into the Vietnam War. This war brought on revolutionary and innovative ways of thinking. The young people of this decade wanted change and this brought a huge difference in culture from the conservative fifties. Inspiration for many of the songs and lyrics of the time came from the Vietnam War....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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Movement Toward Feminism, Sexual Liberation, Psychedelic Drug Use, And Communal Living

- Movements toward feminism, sexual liberation, psychedelic drug use, and communal living marked the 1960s youth counter culture. In an attempt to descend from mainstream societal values and to achieve higher levels of political consciousness, youth rebellion gave way to a counter culture. Authors Thomas Frank and Theodore Roszak placed very different meanings on what the counter culture meant in relation to 1960s society in their books The The Conquest of Cool (1997) and The Making of a Counter Culture (1969)....   [tags: Sociology, Capitalism, Western culture]

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Review Of ' Bobos ' Short On Bourgeois And Capitalist Class

- Even though Bobos are more well known as people who rebel their liberation in the daily lives and an extreme political movement against the government. Bobos are short for Bourgeois Bohemians. Bobos are people who are born into upper-middle and the capitalist class. Bobos are easily compared with the people who does not belong to upper-middle or capitalist class. Bourgeois Bohemians or Bobos, for short, is the lifestyle developed by the group of baby boomers who were born in the Upper-middle or Capitalist class status....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Working class]

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Bobos Is Short For Bourgeois Life And Extreme Political Movement

- Even though Bobos are more known as seeing as people who rebel their liberation in the daily lives and extreme political movement against the government. Bobos is short for Bourgeois Bohemians. Bobos are people who are born in upper-middle and capitalist class. Bobos are easily compared with the people who does not belong to upper-middle class. They have strong feelings about their class status that they were born into. They have more strong political movement, and they have cultural tastes that are very similar to their lifestyle....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Working class]

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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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Counter Culture Is Only A Commodity Or Not

- There are a few number of people that believes counter culture does not exists anymore. They claim that it is now merely a commodity that can be bought and sold like any other product. Some others disagree. Personally, I agree with the former group. This piece of writing will analyse this statement of whether counter culture is only a commodity or not. First I’m going to explain how counter culture starts and what is consumerism. Then I’m going to analyse how it is commodified and the connection between consumerism....   [tags: Punk rock, Punk subculture, Rock music]

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The 1960s : A Time Of Cultural Change

- The 1960’s was a time of cultural change. Whether its from college students protesting the Anti War movement, hippies expressing their harmony and freedom at the Woodstock festival for women fighting for their rights of equality. Then onto continues decades later change needed to be done to our environment. In such manner, environmental movement in the 1970s who began educating others on the environmental issues. Within educating others to learn from mistakes such as the National sacrifice zones....   [tags: Lyndon B. Johnson, Vietnam War, Environmentalism]

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How the USA Lost the Vietnam War

- The Vietnam War one of the longest, bloodiest, socially upsetting, Cold War conflicts America had ever known. Widely protested and rightly so, this is a vocalization of the case against the war in Vietnam and why the war was a failure of the American government. The main cause of this proxy war was obtuse; America believing it could police the world and enact the containment of Communism as a policy would always be a pyrrhic victory, or an overwhelming defeat. Another reason Vietnam was such a failure was the rapid cultural, social, and political change in American people, at the time of the war who were at odds with the government’s proxy war....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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Anti-war Movement during the Vietnam War

- Paul Potter, president of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), held his first anti-war rally that attracted 25,000 people. The movement occurred between 1960 and 1970. Paul Potter’s speech, “The Incredible War”, was established in hopes of ending the war by creating a social movement. The only way for people to end the war is by challenging the system, creating posters, and not by having a couple marches because that wasn’t going to benefit them. “This war was mainly fought mainly by Vietnamese Communists, who were strong in the north of Vietnam.” (Britannica) The goal of the movement was to end the Vietnam War because it was taking away the American’s freedom and destroying their peace...   [tags: anti war rally, anti war movement, Paul Potter]

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Rock Music : The Pop Music

- “Rock music [is] never meant to be safe… there needs to be an element of intrigue, mystery, subversiveness…parents should hate it.” (Hilburn, 1994). Parents hating rock music is exactly the allure of rock music for youth. Rock music provides youth with the ability to express their anti-authority ideology through music, which makes rock music a perfect medium to establish anti-authority culture. To properly understand the anti-authority culture of rock music it is essential to understand the history of rock music....   [tags: Rock music, Punk rock, Punk subculture]

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LBJ and the Vietnam War

- Thus far the Vietnam War has shown to be a highly complex situation. Many of times, I have found myself agreeing with Lyndon B. John’s decisions to escalate the war. First and foremost, the United States had made a promise of freedom and tranquility to the people (whom were not part of Viet-Cong) of Vietnam. As an American, it is my opinion that the United States had to uphold its word, essentially its credibility. Secondly, withdrawing troops from Vietnam when the situation was really out of control would make the United States appear weak....   [tags: Vietnam War Essays]

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Macbeth vs Scotland, PA

- No society remains immobile, even if some human beings resist changes. The advances in technology and the emergence of new beliefs allow people to have a broader imagination. Thus, numerous new interpretations of ancient works, whether they are plays, folktales, or poems, permeate around the world. These renditions re-tell the original stories in contexts that adjust to modern world. What was regarded serious in the past becomes mockery nowadays. William Shakespeare, one of the greatest English play writers, has a profound influence upon different societies globally since the fifteenth century, for his plays inspire many contemporary artists to present new scopes reflecting their societies....   [tags: Shakespearean Literature ]

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1969 in American History

- There are many things that define the eventful, complex year of 1969, but the spirit of the time is depicted through contrast. President Richard Nixon struggled with balancing peace and American power. The spirit of the year is remembered by the struggle for peace and the conflict it created. As it is often portrayed as a peaceful year, 1969 had its fair share of events that negatively impacted society. Differences in ideas, race, and culture caused a general upheaval among the people of the time....   [tags: stonewall riots, president nixon, power]

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