The Hippies and American Values

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/19/2011
  • Publisher: Univ of Tennessee Pr
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"Turn on, tune in, drop out," Timothy Leary advised young people in the 1960s. And many did, creating a counterculture built on drugs, rock music, sexual liberation, and communal living. The hippies preached free love, promoted flower power, and cautioned against trusting anyone over thirty. Eschewing money, materialism, and politics, they repudiated the mainstream values of the times. Along the way, these counterculturists created a lasting legacy and inspired long-lasting social changes. The Hippies and American Valuesuses an innovative approach to exploring the tenets of the counterculture movement. Rather than relying on interviews conducted years after the fact, Timothy Miller uses "underground" newspapers published at the time to provide a full and in-depth exploration. This reliance on primary sources brings an immediacy and vibrancy rarely seen in other studies of the period. Miller focuses primarily on the cultural revolutionaries rather than on the political radicals of the New Left. It examines the hippies' ethics of dope, sex, rock, community, and cultural opposition and surveys their effects on current American values. Filled with illustrations from alternative publications, along with posters, cartoons, and photographs, The Hippies and American Valuesprovides a graphic look at America in the 1960s. This second edition features a new introduction and a thoroughly updated, well-documented text. Highly readable and engaging, this volume brings deep insight to the counterculture movement and the ways it changed America. The first edition became a widely used course-adoption favorite, and scholars and students of the 1960s will welcome the second edition of this thought-provoking book.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction to the Second Editionp. xiii
The Ethics of Dopep. 1
The Ethics of Sexp. 25
The Ethics of Rockp. 41
The Ethics of Communityp. 73
Forward on All Fronts: The Ethics of Cultural Oppositionp. 87
Legacyp. 105
Notesp. 123
Bibliographyp. 149
Indexp. 157
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