The Counterculture : Culture opposite to the norm (Defining the…
The Counterculture : Culture opposite to the norm
The Counterculture Rises
Valued Youth, Spontaneity, and freedom of expression
The movements prompted people to questions traditional boundaries and heightened distrust of authority witch led them to thinking "Do not trust anyone over 30"
Promoted Peace, Love, and Freedom
Counterculture was rooted in social and political events in the 1950. Personal experience and materialism was emphasized
Experimented new styles, attitudes toward sexual relationships, and the recreational use of drugs
Generation gap where there was a lack of understanding between the old and young generations
Defining the Counterculture
Music and Art Shape Youth Culture
Beatles influenced folk musicians like Bob Dylan
art and literature shows a rebellious side
The Sexual Revolution
Separation of sex from traditional family life which led to new living patterns.
2/3 of all Americans over 30 opposed premarital sex while a lot of people under the age of 29 did not.
The counterculture ends
he urge to utopian and discover a more authentic way of living had an unfortunate underside
Many people got aggressive with people including and incident when security stabbed a black man to death who approached a stage during a concert
Many musicians where involved with drugs which involved a lot of people.
Drug addictions and deaths from overdose rose**
Long Hair V. Short Hair
Children looked at those with short hair to be authorities and those to be trusted
The baby boomers wanted music that they liked so bands decided to play more different styles music to keep the boomers' interest
The Beatles visited America in 1964 and more than 70 million Americans watched them on television
Many people insisted on using the trinity of the counterculture; being sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll
Boomers lived in a time of prosperity and embraced activism and symbols of peace