The Making of a Counter Culture: Reflections on the Technocratic Society & Its Youthful Opposition
London: Faber & Faber, 1971. Paperback. 303pp. 5 x 7 ¾ in. Embossed stamp on title page from Julian Beck and Judith Malina’s library. Very good condition, minor edgewear and staining to back wrap. Item #5563
First published in 1969, this was one of the first uses of the word “counterculture” to describe the social revolutions taking place throughout the 1960s across the globe. Roszak traces the connections between ant-Vietnam war protesters, student radicals, and hippies in their mutual rejection of what Roszak calls the technocracy - the corporate and technological elite that dominates contemporary industrial society. A must-read for anyone interested in early discourse on countercultural currents.