Alternative and Popular Culture

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1969 Woodstock Festival & Concert See scenes and hear music from the original while making comparisons to the 1994 version.
60's Trading Post You may be in the 90's but, you can still buy from the 60's at this location. "There's a bitter wind blowing across our world. Many of the Flowers have wilted. But the Spirit of the Sixties is perennial. It is our goal to stir the soil, till the garden and watch the flowers bloom."
   
Alt. Culture an A-Z of 90s culture  This site is currently offline.
   
Center for Utopian Studies 
"Founded in 1975, The Society for Utopian Studies is an international, interdisciplinary association devoted to the study of utopianism in all its forms, with a particular emphasis on literary and experimental utopias. Scholars representing a wide variety of disciplines are active in the association, and approach utopian studies from such diverse backgrounds as American Studies, Architecture, the Arts, Classics, Cultural Studies, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, History, Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Urban Planning."
Cyberpunk and Postmodern Culture Read these essays on the fragility of social relations in 'cyberspace', they go as fast as they come.
Cyberpunk as Counterculture Maybe, with the cyberpunks, the new counterculture has come of age. "By the mid-1980s, it was apparent that cyberspace had a lot of frontier zones where all kinds of highwaymen and con artists plyed their trade. These people were not all shiny, happy riders of the Great Information SuperHighway. Some had a downright attitude. They wanted to screw the system, to throw a monkey wrench in the churning corporate gears of the telecom companies. ... They read a particular kind of sci fi genre which offered a dystopian, techno-entropic future. The name of this genre was cyberpunk."
   
Doc Hambone This interesting site discusses fringe culture, conspiracy theories, and has lots of links.
   
Farm, The This is one of the longest existing communes in the USA. This site explains many of ideas that have kept them together. "Located on 3 square miles in south central Tennessee, The Farm is home to
approximately 200 persons today. Founded in 1971 with a spiritual
commitment to simple living and self-reliance, The Farm has pioneered a
wide range of social and physical technologies appropriate to low-cost,
high satisfaction community living."
   
Haight Ashbury Home Page This site brings back memories of the better days of the 60s, and discusses today's Haight culture.
Hills Web Here you'll get a look at hillbilly culture from the inside. "Hillsweb, Appalachia's magazine. Designed and written to preserve the true Appalachian tradition and fight the stereotypes that have been placed upon us. Hillsweb is published 4 times a year from Sheldon Clark High School in Martin County, KY."
Hippie Haven As they advertise, this is "a place for old hippies to rest".
History of Cinema and Popular Culture "The Bill Douglas Centre for the History of Cinema and Popular Culture is the University of Exeter's newest research initiative in the Arts. Commemorating Bill Douglas, one of British cinema's most original creators, the Centre will house one of the largest public collections in Britain of books, prints, artifacts and ephemera depicting the history and prehistory of cinema. The Centre's resources will be available to the people of the South West of England and, through the World Wide Web, to the international community of film scholars and cinéastes."
Holy Nature The culture of  naturalism is brought to life by this Russian nudist group.
   
Intentional Communities Web Site There's a lot of information on communes, co-ops, etc. at this site. "Intentional Community is an inclusive term for ecovillages, cohousing, residential land trusts, communes, student co-ops, urban housing cooperatives and other related projects and dreams..."
   
Millennium Matters, The "MATTERS OF SPIRIT explores the many manifestations of spirit; EARTH PROPHECY juxtaposes prophecy and prediction with today's earth changes; THE SPHINX GROUP looks at Earth's prehistory; GAIA ALERT keeps tabs all aspects of our environment; and VISION OF SANCTUARY reviews new community and healing." This is another look at some people's expected changes after the year 2000.
   
Net Tribes: Future Culture There are a lot of links on virtual culture, psychedelic culture, rave culture, cyberculture, industrial culture, postmodern culture, and  new age technologies to be found here.
NUDISM.COM HOMEPAGE This site is about nudist culture and is the  home of the nudist webring.
   
THE POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION AND AMERICAN
CULTURE ASSOCIATION
"Both of these organizations--PCA and ACA--are interdisciplinary in nature and welcome all disciplines and scholars. In the
spirit of the American mid-west, we believe that every serious student of popular culture and American culture has the right to
speak up and to be heard. Please join us at regional and national meetings."
Popular Culture: The Dirty Thirties The thirties will be forever remembered as a period of great depression, yet they will also be immortalized as a time of entertainment - of glamorous movie stars and singers, glitzy nightspots and big bands, high fashion, leisure activities, fads, numerous radio shows and more. This dream world was the foundation of popular culture in the thirties.
   
Research Resources in Popular Culture This is another good place to start your research into culture. This site is located at Bowling Green State University.
Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies (RCCS) A non-profit organization directed by David Silver of the American Studies Program at the University of Maryland. RCCS hopes to foster a web community where students, researchers, and web builders alike can collaborate and share experiences and projects in the area of cyberculture. It includes syllabi for over thirty higher education courses in the US and Canada devoted to cyberculture dating from 1993 to the present. It also includes an annotated bibliography of print articles and monographs on "Cyberculture in Context", "Virtual Communities", "Virtual Cities", and Virtual Identities".
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame  Music that helped shape the US culture is discussed on this site.
   
Salem, Massachusetts - Welcome This is a history of Salem, including the witch trails. "Since 1626, when Roger Conant arrived with the first settlers, Salem has been attracting visitors and newcomers from all points of the compass. It may be most widely known as the site of the witchcraft trials of 1692, but this colorful, coastal city boasts an impressive display of historic architecture and is rich in maritime tradition."
Swoon  Information on dating, family, relaionships, and hip young people is presented in this e-zine.
   
Velcome to Vampyres Only This is a somewhat serious look at vampyre culture in the 90s. There is also a section dealing with historical and movie vanpires.
Vision of Sanctuary  "VISION of Sanctuary deals with the life choices we make each day. With the advent of the millennium and the radical shift evident in all areas of life, traditional choices might seem empty of nourishment and support. Thus a search begins to find, or build, a fulfilling and nourishing environment through which we can come together and co-create what the world is to be."  Alternative, back to nature lifestyles are examined at this site.   Currently under reconstruction.
   
Underground Info. Service (RAVES Information) All the information available on raves seems to be found or linked to this site.
   
Web of Culture This site describes many alternative cultures. "The Web of Culture seeks to educate the World Wide Web community on the topic of effective cross-cultural communications in the global marketplace. Learn more here on our goal to provide accurate and timely business and cultural
information to our visitors."