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Related: 1940s - Beat Generation - Alfred Kinsey
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Pop culture - the folk culture of the modern market, the culture of the instant, at once subsuming past and future and refusing to acknowledge the reality of either - began about 1948, in the United States and Great Britain. --Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the Twentieth Century (Cambride, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989), p. 257.
Greil Marcus states that the reason for this development was WWII which had broken up old ties of social life.
- Pierre Schaeffer records "Etude aux Chemins de Fer" (Railroad Study)
- Jack Kerouac introduces the term Beat Generation
- Alfred C. Kinsey publishes Sexual Behavior in the Human Male (1948)
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