2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

SOCI 30673 Beatniks, Hippies, and Punks: 1950-1977

This class explores three iconic social types that emerged most visibly in the post WWII era-beatniks, hippies, and punks. Drawing upon classic sociological concepts and ideas - including the stranger in society, alienation, anomie, the small social group, rebellion, deviance, and social status - the course depicts the melodramatic changes in discourse, appearance, and emotional touch during the decades of the 1950's, 1960's, and 1970's.