The American Counterculture

The American Counterculture

Christopher Gair

Language: English

Pages: 240

ISBN: 0748619895

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


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 to produce both widespread civil disobedience and artistic creativity in the Baby Boomer generation.This introduction explores the relationship between the counterculture and American popular culture. It looks at the ways in which Hollywood and corporate record labels commodified and adapted countercultural texts, and the extent to which countercultural artists and their texts were appropriated. It offers an interdisciplinary account of the economic and social reasons for the emergence of the counterculture, and an appraisal of the key literary, musical, political and visual texts which were seen to challenge dominant ideologies.

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© Christopher Gair, 2007 Edinburgh University Press Ltd 22 George Square, Edinburgh 'Typeset in Linotype Sabon and Gill Sans by 101aire Typesetting, New(Onrnore, and Printed and bound in Spain by Gr aphyCems A elP record for this book is available from (he Bri(ish Library ISBN 97 8 0 7486 1988 7 Ih ardbackl ISBN 97 8 0 7486 19894 Ipaperbackl The right of Christopher Gail' to be identified as author of this work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

© Christopher Gair, 2007 Edinburgh University Press Ltd 22 George Square, Edinburgh 'Typeset in Linotype Sabon and Gill Sans by 101aire Typesetting, New(Onrnore, and Printed and bound in Spain by Gr aphyCems A elP record for this book is available from (he Bri(ish Library ISBN 97 8 0 7486 1988 7 Ih ardbackl ISBN 97 8 0 7486 19894 Ipaperbackl The right of Christopher Gail' to be identified as author of this work has been asserted in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

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