Monday, April 19, 2010
SARAH subculture- hippie established in the US in 1960's
There are many definitions to the term 'hippie however the most common term describes hippies as a movement where people create their own communities reflecting alternative lifestyles where they sought to free themselves from societal restrictions, choose their own way, and find a new meaning in life. 'Hippies' created their own communities, listened to psychedelic rock, embraced the sexual revolution, used drugs such as marijuana and LSD to explore alternative states of consciousness. One expression of hippie independence from societal norms was found in their standard of dress and grooming which makes hippies instantly recognizable to one another served as a visual symbol pf their respect for individual rights. Through their appearance, hippies declared their willingness from the 'straight and square' segments of society.