The Resource Daughters of Aquarius : women of the sixties counterculture, Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo

Daughters of Aquarius : women of the sixties counterculture, Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo

Label
Daughters of Aquarius : women of the sixties counterculture
Title
Daughters of Aquarius
Title remainder
women of the sixties counterculture
Statement of responsibility
Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It was a sign of the sixties. Drawn by the promise of spiritual and creative freedom, thousands of women from white middle-class homes rejected the suburban domesticity of their mothers to adopt lifestyles more like those of their great-grandmothers. They eagerly learned "new" skills, from composting to quilting, as they took up the decade's quest for self-realization. "Hippie women" have alternately been seen as Earth mothers or love goddesses, virgins or vamps, images that have obscured the real complexity of their lives. The author now takes readers back to Haight Ashbury and country communes to reveal how they experienced and shaped the counterculture. She draws on the personal recollections of women who were there, including such pivotal figures as Lenore Kendall, Diane DiPrima, and Carolyn Adams, to gain insight into what made counterculture women tick, how they lived their days, and how they envisioned their lives. This book to focuses specifically on women of the counterculture. It describes how gender was perceived within the movement, with women taking on much of the responsibility for sustaining communes. It also examines the lives of younger runaways and daughters who shared the lifestyle. And while it explores the search for self enlightenment at the core of the counter-culture experience, it also recounts the problems faced by those who resisted the expectations of "free love" and discusses the sexism experienced by women in the arts. The author's work also extends our understanding of second-wave feminism. She argues that counterculture women, despite their embrace of traditional roles, claimed power by virtue of gender difference and revived an older agrarian ideal that assigned greater value to female productive labor. Perhaps most important, she shows how they used these values to move counterculture practices into the mainstream, helping transform middle-class attitudes toward everything from spirituality to childrearing to the environment. Featuring photographs and poster art that bring the era to life, this book provides both an inside look at a defining movement and a corrective to long-held stereotypes of the counterculture. For everyone who was part of that scene, or just wonders what it was like, this book offers a new perspective on those experiences and on cultural innovations that have affected all our lives
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ799.7
LC item number
.L45 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
CultureAmerica
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Counterculture
  • Hippies
  • Young women
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Counterculture
  • Hippies
  • Manners and customs
  • Nineteen sixties
  • Young women
  • contre-culture
  • femme
  • Frau
  • Gegenkultur
  • Hippie
  • United States
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Daughters of Aquarius : women of the sixties counterculture, Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Goddesses, chicks, Earth mothers, and groupies: confronting the stereotypes of hip womanhood -- "We wanted to break away" : women's journey from the 'burbs to the counterculture -- In harmonious intercourse: gender constructs, sexuality, body image, relationships, and reproduction -- "It never seemed like drudgery" : women's economic survival strategies -- I was opening up like a tender flower: women's psychedelic, spiritual, and travel adventures -- Little sisters: girls of the counterculture -- "We were the true Aquarians" : hippie women, feminism, and the new age
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 234 pages
Isbn
9780700616336
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008048044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)276930329
  • (OCoLC)ocn276930329
Label
Daughters of Aquarius : women of the sixties counterculture, Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Goddesses, chicks, Earth mothers, and groupies: confronting the stereotypes of hip womanhood -- "We wanted to break away" : women's journey from the 'burbs to the counterculture -- In harmonious intercourse: gender constructs, sexuality, body image, relationships, and reproduction -- "It never seemed like drudgery" : women's economic survival strategies -- I was opening up like a tender flower: women's psychedelic, spiritual, and travel adventures -- Little sisters: girls of the counterculture -- "We were the true Aquarians" : hippie women, feminism, and the new age
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 234 pages
Isbn
9780700616336
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008048044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)276930329
  • (OCoLC)ocn276930329

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...