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

  • Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas [2009]
Physical description
x, 234 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
  • 9780700616336 (hbk.)
  • 0700616330 (hbk.)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-216) and index.
  • Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Goddesses, Chicks, Earth Mothers, And Groupies: Confronting the stereotypes of hip womanhood -- 2: We Wanted To Break Away: Women's journey from the 'burbs to the counterculture -- 3: In Harmonious Intercourse: Gender constructs, sexuality, body image, relationships, and reproduction -- 4: It Never Seemed Like Drudgery: Women's economic survival strategies -- 5: I Was Opening Up Like A Tender Flower: Women's psychedelic, spiritual, and travel adventures -- 6: Little Sisters: Girls of the counterculture -- 7: We Were The True Aquarians: Hippie women, feminism, and the new age -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index.
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  • Online version:: Lemke-Santangelo, Gretchen. Daughters of Aquarius. Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas, c2009
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  • Illustrated
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  • English


  • In the 1960s, thousands of white middle-class American women rejected suburbia for a new life in the 'Hippie' communes. The author examines this phenomenon, drawing on the personal recollections of some of the main figures of the age, such as Leonore Kendall, Diane DiPrima and Carolyn Adams.

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