Social Groups

The definition of the public, including leaders and citizens


What: Tended to shun regular work. Thought true entairtament was through Zen Buddhism, music,and sometimes, drugs.

When: Throughout the 1950's.

Where: Holy nation-mostly refered to United States.

Cause: Artist, writers, poets felt the need of attention, through their work, ignoring what else the world had to offer.

Reason: Beatniks looked down on what would be an average American. They wanted to live nonconformist lives

Result: Many mainstream American found that this life style was considered out of date, and less interesting

Significance: Rebels, they'll be always there. People trying to prove that their view is much better than others. Do anything in order to be heard.

For whom: For their audience of course. They try to prove their point for the outside world.


What: People who opposed the tv movement, because children were somehow being affected, and families on tv shows seemed a little too perfect.

When: 1950's

Where: Includes the whole U.S.

Cause: Television in the 1950's portrayed an idealized white America, Instead of trying to unite blacks and white, It tryed to put historical conflicts as a primary objective.

Reason: Apparently children started to show signs that were, in manner unconstitutional. TV shows included more man, than woman. Things that drove people to think that inequality was taking place in America.

Significance: Supervisors had to be more careful on what they choose to do. When presenting something to the public, they should be ready to appease everyone.

To Whom: The ones watching the content.