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New Worlds

Hugh McLeod

in The Religious Crisis of the 1960s

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199298259
eISBN:
9780191711619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter focuses on the emergence and spread of various counter-cultures in the 1960s. Counter-cultures began to emerge around 1965 in California's Bay Area, and quickly spread eastward, to New ... More


Professionalisation, new social movements and voluntary action in the 1960s and 1970s

Virginia Berridge and Alex Mold

in The Ages of Voluntarism: How we got to the Big Society

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264829
eISBN:
9780191754036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264829.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the heightened professionalism of the voluntary sector as it adapted to the emergence of a new form of activist, as a way of analysing the utility of different methodological ... More


Iain Sinclair

Brian Baker

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069048
eISBN:
9781781700891
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is a comprehensive critical introduction to one of the most original contemporary British writers, providing an overview of all of Iain Sinclair's major works and an analysis of his vision ... More


The 1930s: Capitalism on Trial

David Ellwood

in The Shock of America: Europe and the Challenge of the Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198228790
eISBN:
9780191741739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228790.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, American History: 20th Century

The Wall St crisis of 1929 intensified but did not alter an emerging intellectual critique of the new forms of consumerist society emerging in America. Some of these views flirted with ... More


Towards the Permissive Society

Mathew Thomson

in Psychological Subjects: Identity, Culture, and Health in Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287802
eISBN:
9780191713378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287802.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers the relationship between psychological thinking and the emergence of what has been called the ‘permissive society’ in the post-war era. It suggests that counter-cultural groups ... More


The Hippie Trail: A History

Sharif Gemie and Brian Ireland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526114624
eISBN:
9781526132437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114624.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This is the first history of the hippy trail. Based on interviews and self-published works, it records the joys and pains of budget travel out to Kathmandu, India, Afghanistan and other ‘points east’ ... More


‘Cannabis was spreading to white people’: New Consumers, New Controls, 1962–1971

James H. Mills

in Cannabis Nation: Control and Consumption in Britain, 1928-2008

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199283422
eISBN:
9780191746161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283422.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Chapter 6 begins to assess the events of the last half-century in the UK as markets in the country for cannabis became larger and more complex and control mechanisms expanded and attracted ever ... More


‘Back! Back! Back! Central Mind Machine Pentagon…’: Allen Ginsberg and the Vietnam War

Alex Houen

in Powers of Possibility: Experimental American Writing since the 1960s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609291
eISBN:
9780191731723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609291.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

After considering Ginsberg's travels in south‐east Asia in the early 1960s, the chapter offers an extended reading of his anti‐Vietnam War ‘auto poem’ ‘Wichita Vortex Sutra’ (1966), showing how it ... More


Writing Outer Space for ‘Potential America’

William S. Burroughs

in Powers of Possibility: Experimental American Writing since the 1960s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609291
eISBN:
9780191731723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609291.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

‘My purpose in writing has always been to express human potentials and purposes relevant to the Space Age.’ That summative statement by Burroughs in 1991 is the starting point of the chapter, which ... More


The Junta and the Jipis, 1960–1975

Mark Rice

in Making Machu Picchu: The Politics of Tourism in Twentieth-Century Peru

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643533
eISBN:
9781469643557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643533.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Advances in jet travel ushered in Cusco’s first tourism boom in the 1960s and 1970s. However, a series of agrarian revolts and the collapse of Cusco’s traditional economic base threatened to unravel ... More


Reporting change: law reform, homosexual identity and the role of counter-culture

Lucy Robinson

in Gay Men and the Left in Post-war Britain: How the Personal Got Political

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074349
eISBN:
9781781701591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074349.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

When the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 partially decriminalised homosexuality, it also exposed the limits of reform. Of all Labour Party's reforms, the decriminalisation of homosexuality was most ... More


Gay liberation 1969–73: praxis, protest and performance

Lucy Robinson

in Gay Men and the Left in Post-war Britain: How the Personal Got Political

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074349
eISBN:
9781781701591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074349.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The history of homosexuality has often presented gay activism as spontaneously erupting in a fit of excitement at the Stonewall Riots in June 1969. The Gay Liberation Front (GLF) in New York City was ... More


The Left gets personal: identity, performance and the Left 1972–79

Lucy Robinson

in Gay Men and the Left in Post-war Britain: How the Personal Got Political

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074349
eISBN:
9781781701591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074349.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter differentiates between the competing Trotskyite parties in order to trace the variety of attempts to curtail and depose the growth of gay politics. It follows the liberationists who ... More


Myth and the ‘home culture concept’

Leah Modigliani

in Engendering an avant-garde: The unsettled lansdcapes of Vancouver photo-conceptualism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526101198
eISBN:
9781526135957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526101198.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

Jeff Wall and Ian Wallace’s rejection of ‘home’ and ‘homeland,’ and the primacy of the manifesto as an important polemical tool in framing one’s work, are explored in Chapter 3 in relation to Wall’s ... More


The Double Dealers in Bohemian New Orleans

Joanna Levin

in Bohemian South: Creating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469631677
eISBN:
9781469631691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631677.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter chronicles New Orleans as the first Southern city widely associated with bohemianism, where the Creole heritage and the French Quarter provided one of the likeliest stand-ins for the ... More


Cultural Explosion: The Arts and Moral Conflict in Edinburgh in the High Sixties, 1964–1967

Angela Bartie

in The Edinburgh Festivals: Culture and Society in Post-war Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748670307
eISBN:
9780748689293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670307.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The ‘high sixties’ were a time of rapid social and cultural shifts in British society. This chapter explores the shifting terrain of cultural provision, and the wider shifts that occurred in British ... More


Cultural Crisis? Protest and Reaction, 1968–1970

Angela Bartie

in The Edinburgh Festivals: Culture and Society in Post-war Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748670307
eISBN:
9780748689293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748670307.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

By 1967, culture had become more widely defined and a more diverse range of arts and artists given state subsidy (and approval). Yet, as this chapter shows, contest over culture remained significant. ... More


The Influence of the Counterculture, Community, and State

Shelley Alden Brooks

in Big Sur: The Making of a Prized California Landscape

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294417
eISBN:
9780520967540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294417.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the counter-culture era of the 1960s and early 1970s, Big Sur became a magnet for hippies, back-to-the-land activists, and New Age visitors exploring the mind-expanding retreats at the Esalen ... More


Herbert Marcuse

Tyrus Miller

in Modernism and the Frankfurt School

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748640188
eISBN:
9781474400862
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640188.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores the shifting role of art in the corpus of theoretical works of Herbert Marcuse. Although Marcuse’s own artistic tastes were relatively moderate, his ideas of critical refusal ... More


Sexual Revolution?: Contexts of Countersubversive Moralism

Benjamin A. Cowan

in Securing Sex: Morality and Repression in the Making of Cold War Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627502
eISBN:
9781469627526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627502.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter Two contextualizes the Cold War linkage of countersubversion and moralization exploring what, precisely, rightists reacted against, and in what circumstances. I analyze linked cultural ... More


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