Jumping Sundays: The Rise and Fall of the Counterculture in Aotearoa New Zealand, by Nick Bollinger (AUP, August 2022)

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This long and dense but always entertaining look at the period from the mid-1960s to the late 1970s chronicles a time of massive change in this country and the world. Hairstyles and fashion changed as drug use became widespread, music became more electric, the Viet Nam war raged, feminism was adopted, food and social culture evolved and communal living spread, and political culture struggled to keep up. The book is impeccably researched, with a remarkable collection of terrific photographs in a strikingly tactile package, and is a brilliant summary of the period and its impact and aftermath.