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flower child

n. Informal
A hippie, especially an idealistic one of the 1960s or early 1970s.

[From the custom of carrying or wearing flowers to symbolize peace and love.]

flow′er child`

a hippie, esp. in the 1960s, advocating love, peace, and simple idealistic values.
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Noun1.flower child - someone who rejects the established cultureflower child - someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle
flower people, hippies, hipsters - a youth subculture (mostly from the middle class) originating in San Francisco in the 1960s; advocated universal love and peace and communes and long hair and soft drugs; favored acid rock and progressive rock music
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - a disputant who advocates reform
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But in fact a handful of West Coast surfers and early flower children did take extraordinary risks bringing psychedelic substances to the people in mass quantities, their goal being not illicit wealth but a "revolution" of lysergic enlightenment.
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This study weaves together some intriguing threads including the Protestant work ethic, the individual's moral value from a sociological/cultural perspective, anti-institutional ethics of the Flower Children, moral justification of business purpose, and the connection between consumption and corporate life politics and ideology.
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A majority of the students in the gerontology program Abushakrah directs are old enough to have been flower children--or the parents of flower children.
The tragedy of the 60s in America was not the flower children or campus riots, but the fact that the center of intellectual (and therefore political, economic, social) life had shifted--some say to the left, but one could also say to a previously unexplored direction.
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The Festival of the Flower Children took place at Woburn Abbey between August 26-28.
Flower children and be-ins are mere historical footnotes, right?
Maggie is the daughter of erstwhile flower children who are committed to causes but not to people.
Bob Clark's 1970 film Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things, for example, is something of a reactionary fantasy, with the undead attacking the most irritating band of flower children in movie history--possibly the exact moment America turned decisively against hippies.