Hippie Dictionary: A Cultural Encyclopedia of the 1960s And 1970s

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Whether you lived through the sixties and seventies or just wish you had, this revised and expanded edition of the Hippie Dictionary entertains as much as it educates. 

Cultural and political listings such as "Age of Aquarius," "Ceasar Chavez," and "Black Power Movement," plus popular phrases like "acid flashback," "get a grip," and "are you for real?" will remind you of how revolutionary those 20 years were. 

Although the hippie...

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Overview

Whether you lived through the sixties and seventies or just wish you had, this revised and expanded edition of the Hippie Dictionary entertains as much as it educates. 

Cultural and political listings such as "Age of Aquarius," "Ceasar Chavez," and "Black Power Movement," plus popular phrases like "acid flashback," "get a grip," and "are you for real?" will remind you of how revolutionary those 20 years were. 

Although the hippie era spans two decades beginning with the approval of the birth control pill in 1960 and ending with the death of John Lennon in 1980, it wasn't all about sex, drugs, and rock'n' roll. These were the early years of pro-ecology and anti-capitalist beliefs-beliefs that are just as timely as ever. So kick back and trip out on the new entries as well as the old, and discover why some are dubbing the sixties and seventies "the intellectual renaissance of the 20th century.

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"Whether your interest in the '¬´60s is academic, nostalgic or merely curious, this A-Z compendium is a groovy way to re-examine the many wonderful, way-out colors of the decades cultural kaleidoscope."-American Profile online "Our Pick" "This is much more than a groovy (p. 223) dictionary. It is a time capsule and a travel guide (see "trip" on p. 533) plus a social and political history of an era whose influence is pervasive and ongoing." -Wes Nisker, author of The Essential Crazy Wisdom"Provides information and insight into an explosive era that-underlying the sex, drugs, and rock n roll-was a sense of community, a spiritual revolution, and an evolutionary jump in consciousness." -Paul Krassner, author of Murder at the Conspiracy Convention and Other American Absurdities"A unique and valuable sourcebook about all of the diverse projects, probes, movements, and moments that made the 60s a key turning point in our history and culture." -Richard Flacks, Ph.D., author of Beyond the Barricades: The Liberated Generation Grows Up"This book is irresistible. . . . It perfectly catches the fusion of beat generation slang, the lingo of jazz musicians . . . and the ghetto patter that resulted in a new dialect that most people now dont even recognize-so deeply has it seeped into the whole culture, spoken as often on Wall Street as the Berkeley campus." -Joe Bob Briggs, syndicated columnist
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580085472
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
  • Publication date: 2/28/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 722,359
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN BASSETT McCLEARY is currently a freelance photographer and writer. In the sixties, he was a music industry photographer who traveled with the Doors, the Rolling Stones, and Tina Turner. He also photographed anti-war demonstrations and visited communes around the world. He lives in Monterey, California, with his wife, Joan.

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