The Flowering of the Hippie Movement

  title={The Flowering of the Hippie Movement},
  author={J. Howard},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={43 - 55}
  • J. Howard
  • Published 1969
  • Sociology
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
The following article focuses on three aspects of the hippie phenomenon: Who are the hippies? What are the defining characteristics of their movement? And what impact have they had on the larger society? Four hippie types are discussed: the visionaries, the freaks and heads, the midnight hippies, and the plastic hippies. The visionaries are utopians who pose an alternative to existing society. They repudiate conventional values on the grounds that they induce status anxi ety and a fetish for… Expand
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