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See also: counter culture
counterculture (plural countercultures)
- 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, 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.
any culture whose values and lifestyles are opposed to those of the established mainstream culture, especially to western culture