A Cultural History of Advertising
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A peek at the past, present and future implications of our consumer culture
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Digital History 1960s Counterculture- hippies

Digital History 1960s Counterculture- hippies | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

"The New Left had a series of heroes, ranging from Marx, Lenin, Ho, and Mao to Fidel, Che, and other revolutionaries. It also had its own uniforms, rituals, and music. Faded-blue work shirts and jeans, wire-rimmed glasses, and work shoes were de rigueur even if the dirtiest work the wearer performed was taking notes in a college class. The proponents of the New Left emphasized their sympathy with the working class--an emotion that was seldom reciprocated--and listened to labor songs that once fired the hearts of unionists. The political protest folk music of Greenwich Village--of Phil Ochs, Bob Dylan, and their crowd--inspired the New Left..."

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40 things the hippies were right about | ThirdCoast Digest

40 things the hippies were right about | ThirdCoast Digest | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
“Forget antiwar protests, Woodstock, even long hair.
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Amanda Wall's curator insight, September 12, 2014 8:42 PM

This article is stating 40 things that hippies were right about a few of the points they have listed are prominent trends in society such as

"6. Knowing where your food comes from is important", everyone is promoting buying local produce now a days. "13. Fair Trade." Companies like Starbucks and North Bay's vary now Twiggs now promotes fair trade coffee. And "28. Religious, sexual and gender acceptance" Gay rights is a big thing in todays society. 

 

This article relates directly to Public Relations as someone has done the research to find out what is trending within society, which is clearly, a new era and generation of hippies. Also, if someone was listening and communicating with the hippie generation at that time (1960's) perhaps problems we are facing as a society today like the number 1 one the list "make love, not war" would be non-existent.