Definitions for countercultureˈkaʊn tərˌkʌl tʃər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
coun•ter•cul•tureˈkaʊn tərˌkʌl tʃər(n.)
the culture and lifestyle of those people who reject the dominant values and behavior of society.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Sociology
Origin of counterculture:
a culture with lifestyles and values opposed to those of the established culture
Any culture whose values and lifestyles are opposed to those of the established mainstream culture, especially to western culture
A counterculture is a subculture whose values and norms of behavior deviate from those of mainstream society, often in opposition to mainstream cultural mores. A countercultural movement expresses the ethos, aspirations, and dreams of a specific population during a well-defined era. When oppositional forces reach critical mass, countercultures can trigger dramatic cultural changes. Prominent examples of countercultures in Europe and North America include Romanticism, Bohemianism, the more fragmentary counterculture of the Beat Generation, and the Hippie counterculture.
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