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A member of a group of politically radical hippies, active especially during the late 1960s.

[From Y(outh) I(nternational) P(arty) (influenced by hippie).]


US a young politically active hippie


(ˈyɪp i)

a member of a group of radical, politically active hippies.
[1965–70, Amer.; Y(outh)I(nternational)P(arty) + -ie]
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Although Yippies maintained that aspects of the counterculture offered a range of important ideas and practices --from the rejection of work and individualism to the celebration of leisure and communal activity--they also believed that hip communities often lacked a revolutionary sensibility that could focus and extend their political meaning.
Institute of Food Technologists, Jerry Rubin and the Yippies, among many others--reveal America's heft as a cultural behemoth.
Other contemporary authors, similarly inspired by the Vietnam era, have discovered their stories by moving beyond the draftees and draft evaders, the SDS partisans and Yippies and Black Panthers; beyond the flower children--to examine the participants' children, the sons and daughters of the carefree hippies and strident revolutionaries of the Age of Aquarius.
Following groups such as the Dutch Provos and the Yippies in the US, the main tactic was to playfully and imaginatively confront authority.
He adds, "The counterculture, of the sixties was in many ways a natural conduit and fit for cultural Marxism as the hippies, yippies, communes, rock 'n rollers, poetmusicians, students, professors, and radical revolutionaries justified and defended in their music, poetry, classrooms, lifestyles, and militancy their wild and sinful ways.
A close confidant of Yippie founder and leader Jerry Rubin, he mirrored Rubin's quirky passage from the somber Maoism of the Progressive Labor (PL) Party to the "do your own thing," culturally-oriented yet politically-involved Yippies protest.
As young adults they were often nonconformists--hippies, yippies, yuppies or preppies--who rejected or redefined traditional values.
This was not the '60s revolutionary who hung out with Yippies and Black Panthers.
According to Canadian David Bush, one of Harbinger's founders, the people involved with the paper were inspired by the political theatre of Abbie Hoffman and the Yippies, desiring to bring a more zany and irreverent tone to Toronto's New Left.
So theatrical and incendiary was the rhetoric of the time--radical groups like the Yippies, the Black Panthers, and Weatherman were, mind you, urging anarchy in the streets--that a satire about the sexual powers of the former first lady and the media manipulation of her image should hardly have seemed aberrant, but apparently it did seem so in establishment circles in England and the US.
Ivan Martins, no prefacio do livro Do cliche ao arquetipo, observa, no embate entre a cultura tipografica e a cultura eletronica, o surgimento dos sintomas da contracultura: os hippies, os yippies, as drogas, as familias comunitarias (McLuhan & Watson, 1973).