International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

On the Beat Generation
Yonghong Zhang

The American Beat Generation came into being in a special environment of the consumer societyafter World War II.The consumer society and the political pressure stimulated the Beat Generation‘s consciousness of antitradition and anti- modern civilization. It tells us: In a society with material prosperity, spiritual oppression could probably become the root of rebellion; Youth problems are generally macroeconomic, structural and social; theimbalanced development ofyouth participationawareness and participation opportunities could be an important reason for youth rebellion.

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