Prof. Davis Considers the Dynamic Between Capitalism and the Counterculture
August 7, 2018
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Speaking on the Marc Steiner Show, Joshua Clark Davis, assistant professor in the University of Baltimore's Division of Legal, Ethical and Historical Studies, says that in researching his book, From Head Shops to Whole Foods, he realized that starting back in the 1960s, a number of social movements received an unexpected boost from business.
"Business became a surprising vehicle for organizing, for community activity and for political work," Prof. Davis says.
Published last year, Head Shops examines how small businesses such as natural foods stores, head shops, feminist businesses, and African American booksellers emerged out of social movements and countercultures in the 1960s and '70s with the goal of advancing justice and equality in the marketplace.
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