American counterculture, from the 1950 beatniks, hippies from the 1960’s, punk rock from the 1970’s, gothic style from the 1980’s, up to drum/bass generation of the 1990’s, have defined the progression of bohemianism in the modern day.
In the fifties, jazz music had taken popular culture by storm. A boom of art creation marked the era, with coffee shops, poetry readings/slams, musical expression, and style innovations entirely unique to their time period. This period of people were known as the beat generation, and through the media, these beatniks were seen as the beginning of a bohemian counterculture that would eventually form into modern day hipsterdom.
Counter cultures are perhaps easiest to recognize and classify by their particular looks and fashion styles. Whether you’re a hippie or a new ager, a goth or a punk, a metal-head or a beatnik, there are ways to tell, and it’s often by the accessories that you wear along with your style of dress. Of course some styles and tastes cross over cultural boundaries, so it’s a good idea to take everything with a grain of salt.
In the 1960’s,a small group of Americans decided that the American culture was corrupt and they set out to create an alternative to the corrupt American culture. It was called the counter-culture. This article briefly describes the most important aspects of the counter-culture.
What mass culture meant and what it means today.
A rather pointed little rant bashing scene kids and the counterculture in general.
The shock heard round the world. Have you heard that line before in your lifetime? If you haven’t, you may want to crack open a book and educate your self.
A rebuttal to those who hate the Hipster movement.