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Forty years after it ended, the s remains the most consequential and controversial decade of the twentieth century. It would dawn bright with hope and idealism, see the liberal state attain its mightiest reforms and reach, and end in discord and disillusionment. Many would remember it nostalgically, and perhaps many more would describe it as an era of irresponsible excess.
Their courageous determination—at a time when the great majority of African Americans lived in segregated communities and attended segregated schools on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line, and none attended the all-white state universities of the South—sparked a new, more militant, direct action phase of the Civil Rights Movement.
By September , nearly seventy thousand students had engaged in sit-ins to desegregate restaurants, churches, libraries, and movie theaters. The vicious assaults upon the freedom riders, in the bright glare of television coverage, then brought yet more African Americans into the freedom struggle.
In the spring of , Martin Luther King Jr. Kennedy to push for strong civil rights legislation—organized a series of marches and sit-ins in Birmingham, Alabama. The televised scenes of high-pressure water hoses and snarling police dogs being used against nonviolent demonstrators, many of them children, filled many Americans with revulsion.
Kennedy responded by proposing a comprehensive civil rights bill. To push Congress to pass the measure, nearly , Americans converged on the Capitol late in August.
There they heard King proclaim his dream of freedom and justice and brotherhood. But not even one of the greatest speeches in history moved Congress to act. It would take the assassination in Texas of the popular President Kennedy in November , and the desire of his Texan successor, Lyndon B.
Johnson, to prove himself to liberals, to produce the Civil Rights Act of The most far-reaching civil rights legislation in US history, it banned racial discrimination and segregation in most public accommodations, in employment, and in federally funded programs.
Civil rights leaders then focused on gaining a voting rights act. Once again, violent attacks upon black protesters, in March , precipitated legislative action.
This time state troopers attacked marchers in Selma, Alabama, where only of the 15, eligible black voters were registered to vote. It eliminated many barriers to registration—such as literacy tests—used to restrict voting by blacks, dramatically increasing the number of African American registered voters and black political clout. The Civil Rights Movement significantly altered, but did not revolutionize, race relations. Discrimination lingered in many spheres and African American unemployment and poverty remained disproportionately high.
The many maladies of the black ghetto remained untouched. There, unfulfilled expectations and frustrated hopes exploded into the urban rioting of four long, hot summers, helping to trigger a white backlash that undermined support for the liberal agenda. Yet, the decisions of black women and men to reject the submissive roles white men had assigned them legitimized the aspirations of other victims of oppression. They provided the blueprint for the liberation of other oppressed groups in the United States.
They stimulated Hispanic Americans and Native Americans, gays, and women, to take to the streets to demand equal rights, and to emphasize group identity and pride. Women, who commonly received less pay than men for comparable work, looked to the Civil Rights Act of to redress their grievances. When the administration failed to do so, a group of women active in governmental affairs formed the National Organization for Women in to lobby for equal pay for equal work and to eliminate gender-based job discrimination.
Meanwhile, the Civil Rights Movement had also helped redefine liberalism. By the mids, liberals were placing far greater emphasis than ever before on equalizing opportunity and targeting benefits to those who had previously been ignored. The poor—22 percent of the population in —shrank to 13 percent in But liberal rhetoric outdistanced results, and by the Johnson administration was spending twenty times more to wage war in Vietnam than to fight poverty in the United States.
Kennedy inherited it from President Dwight Eisenhower and then increased American troops from a few hundred to more than sixteen thousand by late ; and Johnson inherited it from Kennedy and then escalated the conflict into a major war. To try to force its enemy to the negotiating table, the United States would drop on North Vietnam, between and , more than three times the tonnage of bombs used by all combatants in World War II, and would increase the number of American troops engaged in the war to , by the end of ; , in ; , in ; and , in All to no avail.
Each escalation by the United States was countered by one from North Vietnam, which calculated that it could gain more by outlasting the United States than by negotiating. A shaken President Johnson then announced that he was halting the bombing of North Vietnam to facilitate peace talks to end the war, and that he would not accept the nomination of the Democratic Party to run for another term as president.
An era of hope and liberalism lay in ruins. By , more than half the US population was under age thirty. Most were not radical, not even liberal, and many who were politically active were conservatives—idolizing Barry Goldwater, supporting the war in Vietnam, and embracing traditional values.
But it was the minority of liberal arts majors and graduate students at prestigious universities who attracted the most attention. They succeeded in largely abolishing dress codes and curfews, ending mandatory ROTC, and mobilizing campuses into an antiwar force that the government could not ignore. Even more students, alienated and hungry for change, turned to cultural rebellion. Many more tried marijuana. They showed disdain for middle-class consumerism by wearing surplus military clothing and torn jeans, and young men galled adults by sporting long hair and shaggy beards.
The rock music of the time both influenced and echoed the counterculture and sexual revolution. In August , four hundred thousand young people gathered for the Woodstock festival, reveling in the rock music, and openly sharing drugs, sexual partners, and contempt for the Establishment.
Some saw it as the dawning of an era of love and peace, the Age of Aquarius. In fact, the counterculture was already disintegrating, and in the Beatles disbanded. What can I say? Meanwhile, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. Both Richard M. Nixon, the Republican presidential candidate, and George C.
Wallace, running on the American Independent ticket, capitalized on the tumult of campus and ghetto riots, and on the white middle-class resentment of blacks, hippies, and radical demonstrators. Hubert H. Humphrey, the Democratic candidate, won just Nixon, who had lost the presidential race against Kennedy at the start of the decade, presided in over a vastly changed nation.
At the same time, the President intensified the fears and divisions among Americans, courting whites upset by the African American drive for racial equality and wooing those who took exception to the many programs aimed at the poor. He also took tough stands against the antiwar movement and the youth rebellion. To avoid certain conviction in his impeachment trial, Nixon resigned in August , in a nation suffused with distrust and disillusionment. Americans turned decisively to the right.
Conservatism would be in the political saddle for much of the half century after the s. Add comment Login to post comments.
The arts policy of the UK Labour government of the '60s is compared with that of today. The book is found to be loose meandering nostalgia, lacking in many respects and contradictory in others. The character history of Green's own 'countercultural activity' is examined, and doubts raised on the validity of his observations and awareness. Largely made up of snippets from interviews Vyner offers a drunken collage of debris, and half-remembered weary anecdotes, the most notable being Fraser's drug bust with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. This was yet another a misconceived Millennium project, whose symbolism turned against the council, as did the good citizens of Stirling.
A counterculture is a culture whose values and norms of behavior differ substantially from those of mainstream society, sometimes diametrically opposed to mainstream cultural mores. When oppositional forces reach critical mass , countercultures can trigger dramatic cultural changes. Prominent examples of countercultures in the Western world include the Levellers — ,  Bohemianism — , the Non-conformists of the s , the more fragmentary counterculture of the Beat Generation — , followed by the globalized counterculture of the s — , usually associated with the hippie subculture  as well as the diversified punk subculture of the s and s. John Milton Yinger originated the term "contraculture" in his article in American Sociological Review. Yinger suggested the use of the term contraculture "wherever the normative system of a group contains, as a primary element, a theme of conflict with the values of the total society, where personality variables are directly involved in the development and maintenance of the group's values, and wherever its norms can be understood only by reference to the relationships of the group to a surrounding dominant culture.
This paper examines music and the making of the American counterculture within a wider social context of the modernity and modernism that developed in the period after World War II and would become exhausted by the end of the s. Buffered and emboldened by affluence, the American modernism of the s was characterized by a spirit of innovation and faith in progress, and the counterculture expressed this sense of possibility in its experiments to discover higher states of consciousness and more authentic ways of living. Beginning with the free jazz and folk music scenes in New York at the beginning of the s, my analytic focus then moves west to consider the different variations of rock music that emerged from San Francisco and Los Angeles. Having released an album with the audacious title The Shape of Jazz to Come earlier in the year, the Ornette Coleman Quartet came to the Five Spot in November and invented a form of collective improvisation that violated all the musical conventions that were understood as fundamental to jazz Anderson Those who took offence at his free jazz typically disparaged it as nothing but noise: undisciplined, disorderly and technically deficient.
- Не волнуйтесь, он ни слова не понимает по-испански.
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Она чувствовала, как к ее горлу подступает тошнота. Его руки двигались по ее груди. Сьюзан ничего не чувствовала. Неужели он ее трогает. Она не сразу поняла, что он пытается застегнуть верхнюю пуговицу ее блузки.
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Jonathon Green born 20 April in Kidderminster , Worcestershire is an English lexicographer of slang and writer on the history of alternative cultures.Reply
On the one hand, impulses from the cultural margins were being picked up by existing corporations of the culture industry Kulturindustrie , 2 especially those in the record and magazine businesses public service radio and television followed much more slowly.Reply
Hippie , also spelled hippy , member, during the s and s, of a countercultural movement that rejected the mores of mainstream American life.Reply
Introduction Countercultures: Music, Theory anReply
Forty years after it ended, the s remains the most consequential and controversial decade of the twentieth century.Reply