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The aging of aquarius : the hippies of the 60s in their 60s and beyond

The aging of aquarius : the hippies of the 60s in their 60s and beyond / Galit Nimrod, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
9781009304047 (ebook)
9781009304078 (hardback)
9781009304085 (paperback)
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2023.
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There is no group of individuals more iconic of 1960s counterculture than the hippies - the long-haired, colorfully dressed youth who rebelled against mainstream societal values, preached and practiced love and peace, and generally sought more meaningful and authentic lives. These 'flower children' are now over sixty and comprise a significant part of the older population in the United States. While some hippies rejoined mainstream American society as they grew older, others still maintain the hippie ideology and lifestyle. This book is the first to explore the aging experience of older hippies by examining aspects related to identity, generativity, daily activities, spirituality, community, end-of-life care, and wellbeing. Based on 40 in-depth interviews with lifelong, returning, and past residents of The Farm, an intentional community in Tennessee that was founded in 1971 and still exists today, insights into the subculture of aging hippies and their keys to wellbeing are shared.
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The hippies
The Farm
Once a hippie, always a hippie
Still changing the world
Sex, drugs, and rock-n-roll?
The aging of the New Agers
Lifelong community
Alternative end of life
Aging differently.

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