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Creating Space for Protest and Possibility

Nimbin, Australia, from 1973

Rob Garbutt

the few occasions that the alternative society [that is, the counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s] has leapt out of the textbooks and into actually sowing seeds in fields” ( McMurchy and Pritchard 1973b, Tape 5 [22:57] ). This article investigates

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Cannabis Culture on Display

Deviant Heritage Comes Out of the Shadows

Rachel F. Giraudo

counterculture and youth culture matters, increasingly intersecting with more far-reaching concerns of health and well-being, economic opportunity, and social justice. Likewise, what was once a fringe political issue—the legalization of cannabis—is now one for

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The End of Arrogance, the Advent of Persuasion

Public Art in a Multicultural Society

Henri Beunders

In Western societies, the boundaries of the freedom of expression had traditionally been expanding, while the boundaries of religion and 'good morals' had been receding. Since the last decade however, this expansion has slowed down, come to a halt, and ultimately reversed. In Europe, anxiety over the expression of protest through violent means has steadily caused governments to abandon the traditional, seemingly limitless adherence to freedom of expression. Political fear over controversy has come to dominate the climate of commissioning public art. In a polarized world, the debate on what is tolerable has taken on an acute urgency. The art world itself no longer has an answer. After a half-century of autonomy, it has succeeded in demolishing its own authority by ridiculing every aspect of external criticism. The only solution now will be a new form of dialogue with all stakeholders involved.

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Groped and Gutted

Hollywood's Hegemonic Reimagining of Counterculture

Samantha Eddy

interrogates the nuanced means by which dominant culture co-ops counterculture and sanitizes the latter's subversive products; this is doubly unsettling in slasher horror films, which use a sex and gore formula to keep audiences engrossed. I explore how

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Cristina Grasseni

This article presents qualitative and quantitative findings on provisioning activism in Italy, focusing on Solidarity Purchase Groups (Gruppi di Acquisto Solidale, GAS). By using quantitative data about GAS growth, numerical consistence and economic impact and through ethnographic insights based on prolonged fieldwork, it identifies the GAS movement as an ecological, economic and political counterculture. I discuss the implications for policy efforts at the regional and state level, highlighting both potentials and shortcomings of promoting GAS as means to sustainable development. In particular, I identify the issues of trust, informality and direct democracy as distinctive of GAS practice. However, this positions solidarity economy vis-à-vis policymaking in a potentially oppositional rather than interlocutory stance.

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Giovanni A. Travaglino and Benjamin Abrams

materials, and presentations, Garbutt demonstrates how the conference has served as a persistent space through which countercultures have sprouted around shared social issues and solidified in communities aimed at innovation and change. Finally, in the

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Andrew J. Ball

Gutted: Hollywood's Hegemonic Reimagining of Counterculture,” Samantha Eddy turns our attention to the American culture industry, to its power relations, and to the mechanics of their reproduction. Eddy uses an effective combination of quantitative and

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Mike Gane

World War I, and Durkheim failed to indicate how they were to be implanted) – unless, that is, it can be shown that the workers were hoodwinked by this mythic utopia and led away from the true path (counter-cultures did develop, influenced by the utopian

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“Did You Teach Us to Do Otherwise?”

Young Women in the Tsukunft Youth Movement in Interwar Poland and Their Role Models

Magdalena Kozłowska

Yad Vashem, the sisters perished in the Holocaust: Yad Vashem, (accessed 11 August 2019). 2 For more on Tsukunft, see Jack Jacobs, Bundist Counterculture in Interwar Poland (New York: Syracuse University Press, 2009

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Motorcycling in 1980s Athens

Popularization, Representational Politics, and Social Identities

Panagiotis Zestanakis

, the Vespa emerged as the symbol of a powerful iconography of counterculture, modernism, and emancipation. 13 In contrast, in 1980s Greece some advertisers emphasized the advantages of two-wheeled travel in a city plagued by traffic jams, parking