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Mind guerrillas: The Beat aesthetics of subversion and liberation


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

This dissertation is a study of the ideas promoted by the leaders of the Beat social and artistic movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Its focus is on the three writers primarily associated with the Beat movement: Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac. This dissertation will detail the conceptual development of their ideas and contextualize them into the social and intellectual history of the United States during that time period. The main argument is that the Beats created a unique aesthetical approach to modern identity and politics that became very influential during the 1960s as a foundation for a new postwar radical perspective on society.

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Subject
Biographies;
American studies;
American history;
American literature
Classification
0304: Biographies
0323: American studies
0337: American history
0591: American literature
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Language, literature and linguistics; Aesthetics; Beats; Burroughs, William S.; Cold War; Consumerism; Ginsberg, Allen; Kerouac, Jack; Liberation; Subversion
Title
Mind guerrillas: The Beat aesthetics of subversion and liberation
Author
Wuthrich, Bryan
Number of pages
356
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
0209
Source
DAI-A 69/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549379782
Advisor
Lieberman, Robbie
Committee member
Alexander, Thomas; Allen, James; Bean, Jonathan; Wiesen, Jonathan
University/institution
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Department
History
University location
United States -- Illinois
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3291651
ProQuest document ID
304824921
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304824921
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