counter culture

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counter culture

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alternative culture

any of the subcultures and oppositional cultures in which lifestyles, beliefs and values are distinct from those of the main or dominant culture, and which may challenge its central beliefs, ideals and institutions. Such groups may develop through isolation, threat or around common interests. Since the 1960s there has been a flowering of counter-cultural movements, such as the GREEN MOVEMENT, in Western societies.
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