The Movement Of Protest Movement Essay

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The Movement of Protest
1) “It was a decade of extremes, of transformational change and bizarre contrasts: flower children and assassins, idealism and alienation, rebellion and backlash. For many in the massive post-World War II baby boom generation, it was both the best of times and the worst of times.” (K. Walsh)
a. Historians nostalgically described the sixties as a counterculture and revolution in social norms, such as: art, sexuality, formalities, and philosophy. The decade was also called the Swinging Sixties because the relaxation of social taboos relating to sexism. Challenging the idea that a good citizen conforms to gender norms and heterosexuality.
b. One can blatantly observe this in the art of the time; especially when referring to feminism in dance.
i. Examples relating to modern dance.
c. Thesis: Exploring dance as a form of female protest, rebellion and counterculture in the 1960s.
2) A deeper look at cultural context and influences of countercultural.
i. Historical events that set up trends of counterculture.
1. Baby boomers experienced the Space Race, nuclear threats, antiwar movement, civil rights movement and the assassinations of John F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
2. The events of such as the Cold War and the civil rights movement encouraged women to rethink the idea that their primary service to the nation rested in their roles as wives and mothers. For example, the Soviets’ launch of Sputnik in 1957 led the dominant culture to
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