chapter  4
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The trippers and the trashers—bohemian and radical traditions of youth The cultural rebels—bohemian and middle-class

The diffuseness and articulation of middle-class cultures means that when they are oppositional they tend to be more overtly political and ideological in their critique of work. They have been assisted in this by the development of the underground press which, during the 1960s, presented a political and cultural criticism of the establishment and which also spread the notion of an organised and coherent counterculture.