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Dr. John Cooley
Dr. Mark Richardson
By dint of his influence, Kerouac and the Beat movement did much to foment the countercultural revolution of the 1960's. He expressed a feeling of alienation from, and distaste for, the mainstream that had not reached a large segment of the population until the Beat movement. By questioning its norms and living on the fringe of society, the Beats provided an example for the upcoming social movements of the 1960's. The involvement of Beat founders, including Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady, in the sixties counterculture clearly illustrates the link between the two.
Glatz, Jason, "The Representation of Women and Minorities in Kerouac's On the Road and Dharma Bums" (1998). Honors Theses. 1785.
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