Archives by date
You are browsing the site archives by date.
As search technology has advanced almost exponentially in recent years, so also have marketers and advertisers been attempting to maximize the amount of attention their websites receive.
A certain amount of this attention, of course, is through search engine optimization, or SEO. If the right combination of keywords continues to appear throughout an article, then the site will come up when those keywords are searched. However, this is really only one step of the process when it comes to marketing a site. It is bad business for a site if a visitor clicks once, finds a long list of repetitive keywords, and never wants to return. The next step to maintaining a site that has a high number of views and consistent readership is to have strong content that is posted at regular intervals. Luckily, there are some basic ways to ensure that any website has a stream of excellent content that will keep people coming back for more.
The first step–which may seem obvious, but is not always followed–is to put sufficient research into any article posting. In an attempt to quickly maximize SEO and drive up page hits, there is an emphasis in internet marketing on producing material …
The story focuses on the historically significant phenomenon of the 1960s, Haight-Ashbury. The study includes a critically analyzed historiography, a discussion of the roots of 1960s counterculture, a chronological narrative of the Haight-Ashbury hippie movement with attention to its main events, such as the Trips Festival, the be-in of January, 1967, and the Summer of Love, 1967.
Major topics include hippie ideas and culture, social repression of the hippies, internal criticism within the movement; and its decline, fall, disappearance, and historical legacy. The study argues that the historiography has lacked a comprehensive and balanced treatment, that the roots of 1960s counterculture lay in a 1950s suppression of freedom and creativity as well as departure from community, and that hippie high ideals and spirituality have not been given their due in previous work.
These thoughts treat the subject more thoroughly than in the past, employing a diversity of voices, and makes use of tools such as semantics, and cultural anthropology. It offers a new interpretation of the hippies and an extended, complex, discussion of their historical legacy.…
The 1960s marked an era of unprecedented unrest among American youth. Historians have usually considered this youthful movement of protest to have had two distinct wings: the political, known as the New Left; and the cultural, given the term Counterculture. Youth rebellion is usually examined as having been either one or the other. However, while examinations of the New Left or the Counterculture are useful, it is important not to ignore or downplay the corrections between the two social tendencies. The political and cultural youth movements were linked in the 1960s in what one could call experiential politics.
Both the political and the cultural elements of the youth movement had aspects of the other inherent within them from their outset, but these links were especially apparent in the last three years of the decade. Not only were countercultural influences central to ostensibly political movements, but counterculture can best be defined as an inherently political movement when politics are discussed broadly rather than through more old fashioned definitions of politics as something pertaining only to politicians.
The central link between the two tendencies was the importance of experience as an end in itself. Although often cited as an important element of …
This investigation provides insight into the lives of males who participated in the counterculture movement of the 1960′s. Eight males who were involved in the movement in the 1960′s and have remained non-traditional in their lifestyle until the present were interviewed to provide an understanding of their mid-life experience. Two people who knew each respondent well (key informants) were also interviewed to provide corroborative material. Data obtained from over 1500 pages of transcripts were analyzed according to qualitative methodology.
The data collected from these interviews led to findings in four areas. First, reasons for the respondents’ initial involvement in the counterculture were explored. Although several reasons emerged, the most salient one involved the respondents’ commitment to protest against the War in Vietnam.
Secondly, reasons for remaining in the counterculture were sought. The respondents in this study felt that they were more committed to socio-political issues than their peers, many of who went through only a brief counterculturephase.
Third, the respondents’ level of satisfaction at mid-life was explored. The eight respondents generally reported satisfaction in the areas of career, love life, parenting, friendships, hobbies and avocations, and the meaning of life for them.
Finally, concerns typical of males at mid-life and …
By tracing the history of rock and roll in Mexico and the rise of a native countercultural movement, this dissertation analyzes the complex interrelationship between the state, transnational culture industries, and popular cultureduring a period of rapid modernization and regime crisis. The dissertation argues that popular culture referents introduced by foreign capital eventually became “uncontainable” in the context of student revolt, thus culminating in a mass countercultural movement which directly challenged the state’s capacity to control the discourse of national identity.
When rock ‘n’ roll was introduced into Mexico in the late 1950s, it quickly came to epitomize “modern values” and, despite attacks from conservatives, a creolized version of this youth culture was eagerly grafted onto the modernizing aspirations of a rising middle class. The sudden rise of a massive, student-led protest movement against authoritarian rule in the nation’s capital during 1968, however, linked rock music with protest against the regime. Halted by a government massacre, in the movement’s wake a native countercultural movement–”La Onda”–emerged as a vehicle for resistance politics and an outlet for alternative articulations of self and national identity among youth.
The rise of a Mexican counterculture, however, was neither wholly spontaneous nor commercial-free: local and transnational …