Kauno istorijos metraštis. T. 4. Kaunas : VDU leidykla, 2003, p. 127-163
The author presents a cultural movement of youth in 1960s against the Soviet ideologization. The present study is an anthropological analysis of Kaunas group of youth named Company, whose members identified themselves with hippies. The main method of investigation is a semi-structured interview of the members of the Company group. The oral history, biographical method, analysis of group documents and data from different articles in the press of the Soviet period were employed. The “snow ball” method was applied for the selection of respondents. The author discusses this cultural phenomenon in the context of the Western youth vanguard culture that influenced the spread of rock music, hippies’ ideas of freedom and youth fashion in Lithuania. Another context is the social environment of the Soviet Lithuanian Republic, where those ideas were interpreted. The concept of cultural resistance is revealed via the examples of various cultural activities of the group. First of all, the author discusses some biographical details of the members of Company as well as the environment of the old town of Kaunas, where the people from the investigated group lived and acted in 1960s. Their intercourse with families and school is discussed. Furthermore, their ideas of fashion and self-expression are presented.