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Introduction

Christopher Gair

in The American Counterculture

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780748619887
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671137 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619887.003.0002
Introduction

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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

Chapter.  8011 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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