Coinages (part ten)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sun Feb 20 13:42:39 UTC 2000

On Sun, 20 Feb 2000 Bapopik at AOL.COM wrote:

> 3 December 1994, NEW YORK TIMES, pg. 23--The writer (Theodore Roszak--ed.),
> who coined the term "counterculture" in 1969, discusses the meaning of the
> word then and now and the ways in which it has been misinterpreted by people
> like Newt Gingrich.

(Of course, Barry is not responsible for errors in the journalistic
accounts of coinages that he has collected.)  The Roszak 'counterculture'
attribution is very common, but in fact 'counterculture' was an older
sociological term, going back at least as far as Talcott Parson's 1951
book, _The Social System_.

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