When it was published twenty-five years ago, this book captured a huge audience of Vietnam War protesters, dropouts, and rebelsand their baffled elders. Theodore Roszak found common ground between 1960s student radicals and hippie dropouts in their mutual rejection of what he calls the technocracythe regime of corporate and technological expertise ...
When it was published twenty-five years ago, this book captured a huge audience of Vietnam War protesters, dropouts, and rebelsand their baffled elders. Theodore Roszak found common ground between 1960s student radicals and hippie dropouts in their mutual rejection of what he calls the technocracythe regime of corporate and technological expertise that dominates industrial society. He traces the intellectual underpinnings of the two groups in the writings of Herbert Marcuse and Norman O. Brown, Allen Ginsberg and Paul Goodman. In a new introduction, Roszak reflects on the evolution of counter culture since he coined the term in the sixties. Alan Watts wrote of "The Making of a Counter Culture" in the "San Francisco Chronicle" in 1969, "If you want to know what is happening among your intelligent and mysteriously rebellious children, this is the book. The generation gap, the student uproar, the New Left, the beats and hippies, the psychedelic movement, rock music, the revival of occultism and mysticism, the protest against our involvement in Vietnam, and the seemingly odd reluctance of the young to buy the affluent technological societyall these matters are here discussed, with sympathy and constructive criticism, by a most articulate, wise, and humane historian.""
Very good. (X-4) Mass Market Paperback has wear/small tears at spine corners, 2 crinkle creases in spine, crease at spine edge, white covs slightly soiled, light overall wear. xiv, 303 p.; 18 cm. "A697"--Cover. Source: Gift of Paul Avrich, Aug. 26, 1986. Includes bibliographical references (p. -303).
Very Good. Mass Market Paperback. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. A few light soil specks on white area of front cover, light bends on lower front corner about 1/2" from tip, price marked out on front cover. 303 pages.
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