counterculture

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See also: counter culture

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From counter- +‎ culture.

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counterculture (plural countercultures)

  1. Any culture whose values and lifestyles are opposed to those of the established mainstream culture, especially to western culture.
    • 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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