Young Adult Views On Politics, Sexuality, And The Future Impacted The Music Of The 1960 ' S

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Music has described and impacted our culture as far back as we can record. From ballads to hip hop, music has not only told stories about the singer, but also, and perhaps more importantly, about the time as well. The 1960 's was a time known for it 's anti-war movement and it 's drive for sex, while the 1990 's became an era of nostalgia (especially for the current adult generation) and melancholy ballads only subdued by birth of "bubblegum pop." In our current century, music has become a forefront for young adult 's emotions. In this essay, I will contrast how young adult views on politics, sexuality, and the future impacted the music of the 1960 's and the 1990 's.

The 1960 's saw a change in political views that was different from the decade before it. Universities filled with lower class individuals and minorities and with this came a vocal youth protesting the social constructs and wars that affected them. This includes the Vietnam war and voting rights. The youth of the 1960 's sought to stand up for freedom and began to define the rights of the sexes. Teenagers began to protest against faceless government ideologies and fought for their voice to be heard above the complacency of the previous decade. Arno Van Der Hoven writes about how this rebellion impacted the music, saying, "... the beat music of the 1960s was intertwined with the youth culture of the post-war generation and helped these young people to claim their own identity and rebel against their…

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