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Counterculture Studies is an international, online journal containing a mix of peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed material. It arises out of the recent explosion of interest in manifestations of countercultural practice in art, architecture, design, music and everyday life. The focus is on the Long Sixties as the "high" period of rebellion, but the journal also carries material related to legacies of the counterculture and aspects of contemporary countercultural protest. The journal contain a mixture of print and audio-visual material by academic researchers and cultural workers. Scholarly articles are peer-reviewed but the journal is open to and, indeed, welcomes and encourages, general contributions that do not conform to rigid academic expectations. The journal thus straddles the world of the academy and the world of the counterculture itself, something reflected in the composition of the editorial committee and advisory board.

It is with a heavy heart that we report the sudden death on Saturday 5 June 2021 of Professor Anthony Ashbolt, founding editor of Counterculture Studies. Testimonials to Professor Ashbolt will appear in a future edition of the journal.

Current Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1 (2020)

Journal Articles


Thanks for Coming: Four Archival Collections and the Counterculture
Douglas Field, Alison Scott, Jessica Smith, Richard Wagg, and Bruce Wilkinson