American Hippies

American Hippies In the late s and early s hundreds of thousands of white middle class American youths suddenly became hippies This short overview of the hippie social movement in the United States examines th

  • Title: American Hippies
  • Author: William J. Rorabaugh
  • ISBN: 9781107627192
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the late 1960s and early 1970s hundreds of thousands of white middle class American youths suddenly became hippies This short overview of the hippie social movement in the United States examines the movement s beliefs and practices, including psychedelic drugs, casual sex, and rock music, as well as the phenomena of spiritual seeking, hostility to politics, and communeIn the late 1960s and early 1970s hundreds of thousands of white middle class American youths suddenly became hippies This short overview of the hippie social movement in the United States examines the movement s beliefs and practices, including psychedelic drugs, casual sex, and rock music, as well as the phenomena of spiritual seeking, hostility to politics, and communes W J Rorabaugh synthesizes how hippies strived for authenticity, expressed individualism, and yearned for community Viewing the tumultuous Sixties from a new angle, Rorabaugh shows how the counterculture led to subsequent social and cultural changes in the United States with legacies including casual sex, natural foods, and even the personal computer.

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    1. i think that academic books about the 60s and/ or books that aspire to be more than fun gag-type gifts purchased at tourist shops on the Haight should not be rainbow or tie-dye or have bubble letters. this book was kinda useless but kinda fun. i skipped chapter 3 and 5 bc they seemed irrelevant for my project and also too long. honestly, i'm really not over that david letterman paris hilton 2007 interview. like why was david letterman such an ass to paris hilton? like i get she is spoiled indulg [...]

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