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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


From Head Shops to Whole Foods: The Rise and Fall of Activist Entrepreneurs

Joshua Clark Davis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231171588
eISBN:
9780231543088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171588.001.0001
Subject:
History, Economic History

In the 1960s and ’70s, a diverse range of storefronts—including head shops, African American bookstores, feminist businesses, and organic grocers—brought the work of the New Left, Black Power, ... 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


Ripped, torn and cut: Pop, politics and punk fanzines from 1976

Keith Gildart, Anna Gough-Yates, Sian Lincoln, Bill Osgerby, Lucy Robinson, John Street, Pete Webb, and Matthew Worley (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526120595
eISBN:
9781526138835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526120595.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Ripped, torn and cut offers a collection of original essays exploring the motivations behind – and the politics within – the multitude of fanzines that emerged in the wake of British punk from 1976. ... 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


Dangerous Grounds: Antiwar Coffeehouses and Military Dissent in the Vietnam Era

David L. Parsons

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632018
eISBN:
9781469632032
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632018.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As the Vietnam War divided the nation, a network of antiwar coffeehouses appeared in the towns and cities outside American military bases. Owned and operated by civilian activists, GI coffeehouses ... More


Contracultura: Alternative Arts and Social Transformation in Authoritarian Brazil

Christopher Dunn

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469628516
eISBN:
9781469628530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628516.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Christopher Dunn’s history of authoritarian Brazil exposes the inventive cultural production and intense social transformations that emerged during the rule of an iron-fisted military regime during ... More


More than Half of You Can't Read This

Peter Wright (ed.)

in Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846310577
eISBN:
9781846314056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310577.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Responding to a request by the Writers of the Future Contest on Palm Sunday, 1987, Wolfe demonstrates his love of puns by offering five predictions for the next twenty-five years: one for each ... More


The dirtying intention

Dominic Johnson

in Unlimited action: The performance of extremity in the 1970s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719091605
eISBN:
9781526141958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091605.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Visual Culture

Genesis P-Orridge has been a controversial figure in British art since the late 1960s. This chapter explores the national scandal of the Mail Action (1976), a performance at Highbury Corner ... More


The Vicissitudes of a Musical Sign: How the Yodel Became a Joke

Timothy E. Wise

in Yodeling and Meaning in American Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805805
eISBN:
9781496805843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805805.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The final chapter charts first species yodeling’s gradual loss of artistic credibility over the course of its history, from its early nineteenth-century function as a signifier for romantic idealism ... More


The American Counterculture

Christopher Gair

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The American Counterculture played a major role during a pivotal moment in American history. Post-War prosperity combined with the social and political repression characteristic of middle-class life ... More


Making Sense of Organics: A Brief History

Connor J. Fitzmaurice and Brian J. Gareau

in Organic Futures: Struggling for Sustainability on the Small Farm

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300199451
eISBN:
9780300224856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300199451.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The increasing popularity of organic agriculture has revolutionized American consumers’ access to organic products. However, the industrial scale of the modern organic sector has little in common ... More


Hip Sensibility in an Age of Mass Counterculture

Phil Ford

in Dig: Sound and Music in Hip Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199939916
eISBN:
9780199354467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199939916.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Chapter 4 considers the hip sensibility as it enjoyed its breakout success in the 1960s. While chapter 2 considers the early Cold War style of hip intellectualism—ironic, skeptical, literary, ... More


Daily Life in Cyberspace: How the Computerized Counterculture Built a New Kind of Place

Howard Rheingold

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Reprinted from legendary cyberspace pioneer Howard Rheingold's classic, The Virtual Community: Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier, “Daily Life in Cyberspace: How the Computerized Counterculture ... More


Community Memory: The First Public-Access Social Media System

Lee Felsenstein

in Social Media Archeology and Poetics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034654
eISBN:
9780262336871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034654.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Community Memory was the first public-access social media system, opening without advance notice on August 8, 1973 in Berkeley, California. Designed and programmed by members of a nonprofit company ... More


From Generation to Generation: The Jewish Counterculture’s Critique of Affluence

Rachel Kranson

in Ambivalent Embrace: Jewish Upward Mobility in Postwar America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635439
eISBN:
9781469635446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635439.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Beginning in the late 1960s, young Jewish radicals rejected the middle-class culture in which they had been raised, and attempted to reinvent American Jewish life in the spirit of the era’s global ... More


Theaters of Rugged Consumerism

Raymond Malewitz

in The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter shows how Utopian versions of American rugged consumerism emerged from the material limitations of the nation's counterculture theaters during the late sixties. In keeping with ... More


Coming of Age through (Black) Dance in the San Francisco Bay Area

Halifu Osumare

in Dancing in Blackness: A Memoir

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056616
eISBN:
9780813053530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056616.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter tells the author’s beginnings in dance in high school and her developing dance training as an undergraduate at San Francisco State University. She also probes the unique qualities of the ... More


The Woes of Aging

Mischa Honeck

in Our Frontier Is the World: The Boy Scouts in the Age of American Ascendancy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501716188
eISBN:
9781501716201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501716188.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The book concludes with an epilogue that links the partial demise of Boy Scouting in the United States to the countercultural youth movements and antiwar protests of the global sixties. Ending on the ... More


Dirty Harry: San Francisco in the Nixon Era

Joe Street

in Dirty Harry's America: "Clint Eastwood, Harry Callahan, and the Conservative Backlash"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061672
eISBN:
9780813051192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061672.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter pays particular attention to Dirty Harry’s representation of key themes discussed in the previous chapter, arguing that the film presents a refraction of San Francisco’s contemporary ... More


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