Revista Digital Universitaria
Revista Digital Universitaria ISSN: 1607 - 6079 | Publicación mensual | 1 de junio de 2016 vol.17, No.6


Violation and Transcending: Ethos and Counterculture in the Rock

Enrique Hernández Lemus

Outlining a detailed definition about the main features that have distinguished Rock as a cultural movement, as well as its permanence and evolution is not an easy task. In this paper it will present a proposal on what are the elements defining the Ethos of this cultural movement, consisting fundamentally on the rupture with the socially established values, not only outside the movement but also with its own values through time. We visualize Rock as a movement in which trascendency is attained through transgression.

Keywords: rock, counterculture, transgression, cultural evolution, ethos, values and praxis.