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An alternative lifestyle is a lifestyle perceived to be outside the cultural norm. The phrase may be used by someone to describe their own lifestyle, or someone else's. Description of a related set of activities as an alternative lifestyle is a defining aspect of certain subcultures.[1]

History

Alternative lifestyles and subcultures originated in the 1920s with the "flapper" movement, when women cut their hair and skirts short (as a symbol of freedom from oppression and the old way of living).[2][better source needed] Women in the flapper age were the first large group of females to practice pre-marital sex, dancing, cursing, and driving in modern America without scandal following them.[citation needed]

Examples

Housetruckers. Photo taken at the 1981 Nambassa 5 day festival

The following are examples of alternative lifestyles.[better source needed] This is by no means an exhaustive list.

Initiatives

A Stanford University cooperative house, Synergy, was founded in 1972 with the theme of "exploring alternative lifestyles."[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ Misiroglu, Gina (2015-03-26). American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History. Routledge. pp. xxxviâ€

    Alternative lifestyles and subcultures originated in the 1920s with the "flapper" movement, when women cut their hair and skirts short (as a symbol of freedom from oppression and the old way of living).[2][better source needed] Women in the flapper age were the first large group of females to practice pre-marital sex, dancing, cursing, and driving in modern America without scandal following them.[citation needed]

    Examples

    Housetruckers. Photo taken at the 1981 Nambassa 5 day festival

    The following are examples of altern

    The following are examples of alternative lifestyles.[better source needed] This is by no means an exhaustive list.

    • Alternative child-rearing, such as homeschooling, coparenting and home births
    • Restrictive dieting, such as veganism, vegetarianism, freeganism, or raw foodism
    • Living in unusual communities, such as communes, intentional communities, ecovillages, off-the-grid, or the tiny house movement
    • Traveling subcultures, including lifestyle travellers, housetruck

      A Stanford University cooperative house, Synergy, was founded in 1972 with the theme of "exploring alternative lifestyles."[7]

      See also

      References

      1. ^ Misiroglu, Gina (2015-03-26). American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History. Routledge. pp. xxxvi–xxxvii. ISBN 978-1-317-47729-7.
      2. ^ Bland, Lucy (2013-09-30). Modern women on trial: Sexual transgression in the age of the flapper. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781847798961.
      3. ^ Makai, Michael (September 2013). Domination & S

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