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HIPPIE? The hippie subculture was originally a youth movement that arose in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world. Theetymology of the term 'hippie' is from hipster, and was initially used to describe beatniks who had moved into San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district. Both the words "hip" and "hep" came from African American culture and denote "awareness".[1] The early hippies inherited the countercultural values of the Beat Generation, created their...

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Hippie Movement

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The Hippie Rebellion

The Hippie Rebellion There are many subcultures in our history that resulted from a variety of sources. One of the biggest rebellions came from the “Hippie Generation.” The sons and daughters of the Baby Boom era push themselves away from their ancestors, who rejected them for an alternative culture which was their own. (Huber, Lemieux, Hollis) The three key reasons are do to the change in music, the use of narcotics, and their anti-war beliefs. The change in music clearly set their generation...

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Hippie Subculture

 Kayla DiMarco English 1A Dr. Small 28 April 2014 Hippie Subculture Punks, goths, metallers, soul sisters, hippies; there was a time when the young generation made it clear what tribe and music they were into by the way they dressed, but not anymore. The young subculture today has different definitions of these new young cultures, because of our society, rather than actually knowing who these people truly are. Call them freaks, the underground, the counter-culture, flower children, or hippies—they...

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The Hippie Movement of the 1960's

Leary also made a few of his “catchphrases” popular and used them to promote his philosophy. Such catchphrases included “turn on, tune in, drop out”; “set and setting” and “think for yourself and question authority”. At the same time that the hippie movements were going on in San Francisco, American troops were overseas in Vietnam defending the Vietnamese from the Viet-Kong troops from taking over their country and turning its government into a communist government. When the hippies were off...

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Definition of a Hippie

The word “hippie” has been in existence since the 1960’s. The “hippies” were a large amount of people who believed in the same, basic, simple things. Everyone back in those days and still today have their own opinion on the hippies and what they stood for. The real definition of a hippie is: a usually young person who rejects the mores of established society (as by dressing unconventionally or favoring communal living) and advocates a nonviolent ethic; broadly: a long-haired unconventionally dressed...

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The Term Hippie

Freedom For Free She was a medical student; had a 4.0 GPA, and was considered by many to be a genius. However, academic pursuits were not enough to maintain happiness. As soon as she had graduated she became what society would call a hippie. Leaving school and all material possessions behind, she moved into the north Georgia Mountains to live in a small house with her boyfriend. I met this person over the summer, her name is Sarah. My dad introduced me to her, telling me that I would be interested...

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The Hippie Legacy

The Hippie Legacy. - Counterculture movement; began in US, spread to UK; big from 1965, declined in 1970s; white, 15-25 of age, mostly students; seen as wasters, druggies, idiots, green-freaks; heavily influenced by music (Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles); easily identified by their style - tried to distance themselves from conventional, structured styles. Britain: in Britain, there had always been an artsy, bohemian underground; widely known as ‘the underground’, even though media tried...

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The hippie generation, It's remarkable effect on Canadian History, and how it has shaped our society into the way it has become today.

The hippie era was a time of change. Society did nott understand the hippie generation; therefore they started to fear them. Parents began to feel that this counter-culture was a bad influence on the youth; therefore they started to discriminate against them. The hippie culture had a whole different outlook on life and society, oppose to the previous generations. They believed in peace, love, freedom, and had a great amount of respect not only for others, but for our earth. Hippies believed that...

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Progressive Rock Legacy

progression of music especially rock music came about in the 1960’s. Many Individuals during that time turned to music to ease the troubles going on in the world. The hippie movement was a new phenomenon that came about during this time period. Drugs and sex became very popular amongst the people who were into rock music and part of the hippie movement. People of this counterculture turned away from the norms of life and wanted a much simpler life. This counterculture allowed music to improper for the...

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