beatnik outline us history.rtf - Aviva Lerman Ms Mason USIIA Beatniks Outline 9 Feburary 2018 The Beat Generation The Beat generation was also known as

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Aviva LermanMs. MasonUSIIABeatniks Outline9 Feburary 2018The “Beat Generation”The Beat generation was also known as the Beat Movement.The Beat Movement was an American social and literary movement from the 1950s.This means it greatly influenced the society and literature of the time.Mainly centred in the bohemian artist communities of San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York City.Name came from the craving for a “beatific” spirituality.Beatific means “blissfully happy”.Who Were the Beatniks?Beatniks were followers of the Beat Generation.Many of them were young adults around college age.They were writers who had a deep distaste for American culture and society after WWII.They were well-known for being very counterculture, anti materialist, anti-capitalist and anti-authoritarian.Counterculture: didn’t want to follow societal norms.Anti Materialist: valued experiences and spirituality over material items.Anti-Capitalist: opposed to capitalism.

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