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The American Counterculture$
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Christopher Gair

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748619887

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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(p.17) Introduction
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The American Counterculture
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Christopher Gair

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0002

This chapter commences with an overview of conservative representations of the 1950s and of the sociological studies that emerged to identify discontent at the time. It contains particular focus on Paul Goodman and Betty Friedan, before examining the roots of the counterculture in American Transcendentalism, Civil Rights and the European avant garde.

Keywords:   Teenager, Beat Generation, Civil Rights, Transcendentalism

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