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Cosmic Cowboys and New Hicks: The Countercultural Sounds of Austin's Progressive Country Music Scene

Travis D. Stimeling

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199747474
eISBN:
9780199896981
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747474.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book explores the roles that music, as a sounding phenomenon with culturally specific meanings, played in mediating the experiences of a community of musicians, entrepreneurs, journalists, and ... More


 Power Plants: Psychedelic Culture Meets Tribal Spirituality

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the relationship between shamanism and psychedelic culture, focusing on the experience of investment banker R. Gordon Wasson and his Russian-born wife, Valentina, with ... More


The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

April D. DeConick

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170765
eISBN:
9780231542043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170765.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Gnosticism is a countercultural spirituality that forever changed the practice of Christianity. Before it emerged in the second century, passage to the afterlife required obedience to God and king. ... More


Afterword

Helmut Lethen

in Cool Conduct: The Culture of Distance in Weimar Germany

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520201095
eISBN:
9780520916418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520201095.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter talks about the fact that during the 1930s and 1940s action theories of balance—conduct codes and handbooks to help new objectivity individual compensate for a basic lack of ... More


A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Linda Sargent Wood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book uncovers a strong holistic impulse in post–World War II American culture that both challenged the logic of the Cold War and fed some of the twentieth century's most powerful social ... More


Beat Sound, Beat Vision: The Beat Spirit and Popular Song

Laurence Coupe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071126
eISBN:
9781781702079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071126.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book reveals the ideas behind the Beat vision that influenced the Beat sound of the songwriters who followed on from them. Having explored the thinking of Alan Watts, who coined the term ‘Beat ... More


The Monk Goes Hollywood: Kung Fu

Jane Naomi Iwamura

in Virtual Orientalism: Asian Religions and American Popular Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199738601
eISBN:
9780199894604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738601.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter looks at the figure of Kwai Chang Caine and his Shaolin monk teachers in the popular 1970s TV series, Kung Fu. At this moment, a fictional Monk takes his place alongside representations ... More


The Psychological Realm: Abraham Maslow's Self-Actualized Individuals and Eupsychian Community

Linda Sargent Wood

in A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter concentrates on the life and work of psychologist Abraham Maslow. In his influential book Motivation and Personality, he embraced holistic ideas explicitly: “Holism is obviously ... More


The Esalen Institute: A Center for Holistic Pursuits

Linda Sargent Wood

in A More Perfect Union: Holistic Worldviews and the Transformation of American Culture after World War II

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377743
eISBN:
9780199869404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377743.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 6 explores the Esalen Institute, an experimental education center established in 1962 along the California coast by Big Sur. Designed to facilitate personal growth, Esalen was one of the most ... More


Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community

Jenni Sorkin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226303116
eISBN:
9780226303253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303253.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

A thematic and gendered history of post-war American ceramics, this book focuses on three American women ceramists, Marguerite Wildenhain (1896-1985), a Bauhaus-trained potter who taught form as ... More


Bohemian South: Creating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk

Shawn Chandler Bingham and Lindsey A. Freeman (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631677
eISBN:
9781469631691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631677.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

From the southern influence on nineteenth-century New York to the musical legacy of late-twentieth-century Athens, Georgia, to the cutting-edge cuisines of twenty-first-century Asheville, North ... More


Economic Specialization: Pathways to Change

Michael Storper, Thomas Kemeny, Naji Philip Makarem, and Taner Osman

in The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804789400
eISBN:
9780804796026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789400.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Industries, firms, and entrepreneurs in the Bay Area and Los Angeles did not plan the economic divergence of their regions. They faced challenges from the restructuring of the Old Economy and ... More


Connecting the Dots: What Caused Divergence?

Michael Storper, Thomas Kemeny, Naji Philip Makarem, and Taner Osman

in The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804789400
eISBN:
9780804796026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789400.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

The sources of economic divergence lie in their divergent levels and types of economic specialization. Specialization is caused by many forces, including lucky breakthroughs in technology, particular ... More


Digital Countercultures and the Struggle for Community

Jessa Lingel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262036214
eISBN:
9780262340151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036214.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Whether by accidental keystroke or deliberate tinkering, technology is often used in ways that are unintended and unimagined by its designers and inventors. In this book, Jessa Lingel offers an ... More


Far Out: Countercultural Seekers and the Tourist Encounter in Nepal

Mark Liechty

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226428802
eISBN:
9780226429137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429137.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Far Out examines how generations of counterculturally inclined Westerners have imagined Nepal as a land untainted by modernity and its capital, Kathmandu, a veritable synonym of Oriental Mystique. ... More


The Shape of the Network

Tung-Hui Hu

in A Prehistory of the Cloud

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029513
eISBN:
9780262330091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029513.003.0001
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming

How did digital networks come to resemble formless, decentralized ‘clouds’ in their shape? This chapter answers this question by examining a highly charged moment in 1961, when the Bell System was ... More


Uruguay, 1968: Student Activism from Global Counterculture to Molotov Cocktails

Vania Markarian, Eric Zolov, and Laura Pérez Carrara

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520290006
eISBN:
9780520964358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290006.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book examines the creation of new conceptions of youth and politics during the Cold War era by focusing on the case of Uruguay in the 1960s. In this decade, a generation of Latin American youth ... More


The Travails of Illegitimacy: Historical Setting: Counterculture Discourse: The Mid-1960s to Mid-1970s

Graham M. Schweig

in A Living Theology of Krishna Bhakti: Essential Teachings of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199796632
eISBN:
9780199950423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796632.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the three main periods of scholarship on ISKCON, which starts during the mid-1960s—when the movement was founded—and ends in the present. The first period was from the ... More


Culture and Counterculture: The Artisan Holographer

SEAN F. JOHNSTON

in Holographic Visions: A History of New Science

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198571223
eISBN:
9780191718908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198571223.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter examines a wholly different type of holographer appearing during the early 1970s. Beginning in a 'technical commune' in San Francisco, these practitioners were inspired by ... More


Psychedelic Chile: Youth, Counterculture, and Politics on the Road to Socialism and Dictatorship

Patrick Barr-Melej

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632575
eISBN:
9781469632599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632575.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book illuminates modern Chilean history with an unprecedented chronicle and reassessment of the sixties and seventies. During a period of tremendous political and social strife that saw the ... More


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