THE BEATS’ IDEAS AND CONCEPTS

Published on December 14, 2010

During the Fifties, America experienced the emergence of a new counter-culture called the "Beat Generation". Its members, the "Beats", were rejecting all the traditional forms of society and were in search of their own American dream.

This part deals with the ideas and concepts that the Beats developed in mid-century America, such as the use of drugs as a way to escape from the oppressive society, free sex, a change of consciousness and a new religion Zen Buddhism.