10 - The 1960s - November 15

10 - The 1960s - November 15 - The 1960s Politics and...

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The 1960s
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Politics and Culture Political movements: The Student Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, the Women’s Movement, the Black Power Movement Cultural rebellion: The Counterculture
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The Counterculture Similarities between the Counterculture and political movements of the 1960s: Generated by young people Disenchantment with “the establishment” Products of prosperity
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Differences between political movements and counterculture Inner growth, personal fulfillment, letting go of inhibitions, exploring new modes of perception, establishing new values—love, peace, and happiness -- “Do your own thing” -- “Don’t trust anyone under 30.”
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Manifestations of the counterculture: Music (From the Beatles to the Rolling Stones) Woodstock: tension between rejecting materialism and cashing in on the counterculture Fashion Drugs
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Timothy Leary, ex- Harvard Professor LSD International Federation for Internal Freedom “Turn on, tune in, drop out.”
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Ken Kesey
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