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The Hippie Saint: Counterculture and Ecology

Patricia Appelbaum

in St. Francis of America: How a Thirteenth-Century Friar Became America's Most Popular Saint

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623740
eISBN:
9781469624990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623740.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter covers the 1960s and early 1970s, a time when Francis was imagined as a hippie, a rebellious youth in search of authenticity. It shows how the early hippie movement in San Francisco, and ... More


Introduction

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619887
eISBN:
9780748671137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides a selective overview of the place of the counterculture in the ‘long 1960s’ – the period from the Woolworth’s lunch-counter sit-ins in Greensboro, NC, through the election of ... More


Jesus Comes to Haight-Ashbury

Larry Eskridge

in God's Forever Family: The Jesus People Movement in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195326451
eISBN:
9780199344826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326451.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the 1967 establishment of the Living Room mission on Page Street in the Haight-Ashbury hippie district as a response to the influx of runaway youth during the Summer of Love. ... More


Schismogenesis

Anthony Chaney

in Runaway: Gregory Bateson, the Double Bind, and the Rise of Ecological Consciousness

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631738
eISBN:
9781469631752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631738.003.0010
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter describes how a surge of protest over the Vietnam War brought back the classic debate over the nature of revolution. Should change be directed at the interior, at perception and culture, ... More


Joan Didion’s: Slouching Towards Bethlehem

David Ulin

in Second Read: Writers Look Back at Classic Works of Reportage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159319
eISBN:
9780231500586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159319.003.0021
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This essay reviews the book Slouching Towards Bethlehem, by Joan Didion. First published in 1968, Slouching Towards Bethlehem is a collection of essays by Didion in which she mainly describes her ... More


“Jesus Knocked Me off My Metaphysical Ass”: the first “jesus freaks” in san francisco

Larry Eskridge

in God's Forever Family: The Jesus People Movement in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780195326451
eISBN:
9780199344826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326451.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter sets the scene of the unexpected rise of the counterculture within the apparently conformist ranks of American youth culture. Within this context comes the rise of the first identifiable ... More


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