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Making of a Counter Culture: Reflections on the Technocratic

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When it was published twenty-five years ago, this book captured a huge audience of Vietnam War protesters, dropouts, and rebels—and their baffled elders. Theodore Roszak found common ground between 1960s student radicals and hippie dropouts in their mutual rejection of what he calls the technocracy—the 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 society—all these matters are here discussed, with sympathy and constructive criticism, by a most articulate, wise, and humane historian."

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The original edition of this text found common ground between student radicals and hippie dropouts in their mutual rejection of technocracy - the regime of corporate and technological expertise that dominates industrial society. This edition reflects on the evolution of counter culture since then.

Synopsis:

In this book, the author traces the intellectual underpinnings of the 1960s student radicals and hippie dropouts in the writings of Herbert Marcuse and Norman O. Brown, Allen Ginsberg and Paul Goodman. In a new introduction, Roszak reflects on how the counter culture has evolved in the twenty-five years since he coined the term 'technocracy.'

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-303).

About the Author

Theodore Roszak is Professor of History at California State University, Hayward. Among his many books are The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein (1995), The Cult of Information: A Neo-Luddite Treatise on High-Tech, Artificial Intelligence, and the True Art of Thinking (California, 1994) and, as coeditor, Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind (1995).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520201224
Author:
Roszak, Theodore
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/60s
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
1950-
Subject:
Social history -- 1960-1970.
Subject:
Civilization, Modern -- 1950-
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Edition, With a new introduction
Series Volume:
16
Publication Date:
19951031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
310
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 x 1 in 14 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The original edition of this text found common ground between student radicals and hippie dropouts in their mutual rejection of technocracy - the regime of corporate and technological expertise that dominates industrial society. This edition reflects on the evolution of counter culture since then.
"Synopsis" by , In this book, the author traces the intellectual underpinnings of the 1960s student radicals and hippie dropouts in the writings of Herbert Marcuse and Norman O. Brown, Allen Ginsberg and Paul Goodman. In a new introduction, Roszak reflects on how the counter culture has evolved in the twenty-five years since he coined the term 'technocracy.'
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