AMCULT 208 - Post World War II American Sub-Cultural Movements: Beatniks, Hippies, and Punks
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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This course looks at the beatnik, hippie, and punk movements in America to introduce the concepts of sub- and counter-cultures, issues of cultural diversity, and the function of such groups as folk cultures. By tracing the history of each group the course investigates how these twentieth-century American secondary cultures responded to the traditional, or dominant, culture. We also consider how each group, despite radical appearances, drew upon a host of traditional cultural tools and processes to create their own communities. Investigating the economic, political, social, cultural, and technological events that surrounded the creation of these groups, the course draws a distinction between sub-cultures and counter-cultures, as well as defines the manner in which each may function as a folk culture. It deals specifically with cultural identification and definition.

Intended audience: Undergraduates in general.

Course Requirements: 3 quizzes, midterm, final exam, 3 reaction papers

Class Format: Students are expected to attend two one and half hour lectures per week.

AMCULT 208 - Post World War II American Sub-Cultural Movements: Beatniks, Hippies, and Punks
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001 (LEC)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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ISBN: 9780060528188
Hip, the history, Author: John Leland., Publisher: Harper Perennial 1st Harper 2005
ISBN: 0786710993
The beats : a literary reference, Author: edited by Matt Theado., Publisher: Carroll & Graf 1st Carrol 2003
ISBN: 193295855X
The Haight Ashbury, Author: by Charles Perry ; with an introduction by Bob Weir., Publisher: Wenner 1st ed. 2005
ISBN: 9780756636692
Punk : the whole story, Author: editor-in-chief: Mark Blake ; [foreword by Deborah Harry], Publisher: DK Publishing 2008
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