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A Cultural History of Advertising
A peek at the past, present and future implications of our consumer culture
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Cool for Sale, From Beatnik Bongos to Hipster Specs

Cool for Sale, From Beatnik Bongos to Hipster Specs | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

Everyone hates hipsters. But the real reason they're so easy to vilify, and impossible to identify with, is that they never existed in the first place. 

The hipster, as we know it, is just an aesthetic disseminated by marketers, a visual style advertised as full-fledged ideology. And the model for this insidious campaign actually came from the first American subculture repackaged by the media: the Beat generation.

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Beat Generation: Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs, Cassady & More!

Beat Generation: Kerouac, Ginsberg, Burroughs, Cassady & More! | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it
The BEAT PAGE Explores The Heart Marrow of the Principle Beat Writers in Articals, Excerpts, and Expansive Photo History Chronicling The Beat Generation.
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