Theodore Roszak, a historian, social critic and novelist who saw the youth rebellions of the late 1960s as a movement worthy of analysis and its own name — the counterculture — died July 5 in Berkeley. He was 77.
The cause was cancer, said his wife, Betty Roszak.
Roszak was an author and longtime professor at Cal State East Bay whose best-known work defined an era: He wrote "The Making of a Counter Culture" (1969), a nonfiction bestseller that popularized the word "counterculture."
Drawing on the works of influential thinkers such as Herbert Marcuse, Paul Goodman and Alan Watts, the book examined the intellectual underpinnings of the social tumult...