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See also: counter culture


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From counter- +‎ culture.


counterculture (plural countercultures)

  1. Any culture whose values and lifestyles are opposed to those of the established mainstream culture, especially to western culture.
    • 1971 August 16, W. Thomas Stewart, “A record turnout for The Who at Mississippi River Festival”, in St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
      The concert was a cultural happening for members of the counterculture in the St. Louis area.
    • 1997, Thomas Carr Frank, The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism[1], University of Chicago Press, →ISBN:
      The counterculture has long since outlived the enthusiasm of its original participants and become a more or less permanent part of the American scene, a symbolic and musical language for the endless cycles of rebellion and transgression that make up so much of our mass culture.


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