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As I said at the time …

Whatever I have stirred up here seems to be in its right season – for me, at least. I had no intention of delving into this before the holidays, but a free moment here, a delay on something else there, and an extended Indian summer that allowed me to spend more time in the barn loft than would normally be the case, got the ball rolling. 1,006 more words


The Birth of Counterculture, pg 27

“Unlike religion, which promised paradise after death, advertising promised paradise right around he next corner: through purchase of a new car, a suburban home or a labor-saving appliance.

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Wilkins, A.C. 2009. "Masculinity Dilemmas: Sexuality and Intimacy Talk among Christians and Goths."

Wilkins, Amy C. 2009. “Masculinity Dilemmas: Sexuality and Intimacy Talk among Christians and Goths.” Signs 34(2): 343-368.

Subcultures as ways to navigate transitions between adolescence and adulthood – masculinity, however, in both groups, achieve similar things in Christian and goth groupings, by loosening expectations of masculinity – “by crafting masculinity projects out of available cultural resources” (343). 889 more words

Gender Theory

Charles Olson and the Counterculture of the 1950s and ‘60s by Craig Stormont

…………Charles Olson’s Maximus Poems include frequent mention of polis, taken from the ancient Greek city/state, but his use of the term polis refers to a more rewarding and beneficial way of life than that which he observed, particularly in Washington D.C., where he abandoned a promising political career. 2,758 more words


A Review of What The Dormouse Said

What the Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry by John Markoff

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was a fascinating history of personal computing in America, most specifically in Northern California, most especially in the Stanford region. 560 more words


Saturday hippie: Tassels, studs, lace

Our clothing took on its own adornments.

It’s one more element of the Hippie Trails saga.

What do you remember most fondly?


Hippies came – and still come – in all varieties. 45 more words