• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

How appropriate is the term 'Cultural Revolution' to describe the events of 'the long sixties' (c. 1958 - c. 1974)? Discuss with reference to three of the disciplines represented in block 6: History, History of Science and Religious Studies.

Page
  1. 1
    1
  2. 2
    2
  3. 3
    3
  4. 4
    4
  5. 5
    5
  • Essay length: 2297 words
  • Submitted: 13/10/2004
Share this essay:
University Degree Anthropology

The first 200 words of this essay...

How appropriate is the term 'Cultural Revolution' to describe the events of 'the long sixties' (c. 1958 - c. 1974)? Discuss with reference to three of the disciplines represented in block 6: History, History of Science and Religious Studies.

The sixties did not witness a political or economic revolution, but there were changes in 'everyday' life, which is why the term 'Cultural Revolution' seems appropriate when using the word 'culture' to mean a 'network, or totality of attitudes, values and practices of a particular group of human beings.' (The Sixties, Block 7, page 23/4) The conceived 'mainstream' ideas and beliefs were certainly challenged and modified in many areas during the 'long sixties'. Material conditions, sexual behaviour, family and race relationships, attitudes to authority and ideas and values were targeted by a very effective 'counter-culture'. I also feel it's important to clarify the fact that when discussing the 'Cultural Revolution' I am restricting myself to the events that happened largely in America and Western Europe.

HISTORY

Historically speaking I feel it is necessary to clarify the terms used. Though I use the labels 'mainstream' and 'counter-culture', this in no way implies that the values held by each

Read more
The above preview is unformatted text

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • Over 150,000 essays available
  • Just £6.99 a month

  • "
    Great educational tool, really useful and really helps teach students about how to write and structure their coursework.
    "
    George Boustred English, Maths, Science, Resistant Materials, History, Music. GCSE Student
  • "
    This site is absolutely amazing, it will greatly improve your chances of getting the highest possible mark in the coursework and essays required for school, college and university. I would definitely recommend it, it got me my A.
    "
    Shailan, Leicester. A Level Student. Very useful for Biology and Chemistry, also great help in Econo

Marked by a teacher

This essay has been marked by one of our great teachers. You can read the full teachers notes when you download the essay.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review on the essay page.

Peer reviewed

This essay has been reviewed by one of our specialist student essay reviewing squad. Read the full review under the essay preview on this page.