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Youth in Britain since 1945

Author: Bill Osgerby
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 1998.
Series: Making contemporary Britain series; Making contemporary Britain.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combining history, theory and debate, Osgerby examines the emergence of youth as a social category, and seeks to contextualise young people's cultural responses within the wider transformation of British social, economic and political life.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Osgerby
ISBN: 0631194762 9780631194767 0631194770 9780631194774
OCLC Number: 37115044
Description: xiii, 256 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: 'All the Young Dudes' --
2. 'All Shook Up': Continuity and Change in British Youth Culture --
3. 'The Young Ones': The Growing 'Visibility' of Youth after 1945 --
4. 'Teenage Kicks': Youth and Consumption in Post-War Britain --
5. 'Walkin' Back to Happiness'? The Cultures of Young Women since 1945 --
6. 'The Boys Are Back in Town': Youth Subcultures and the 'Return' of Class Conflict --
7. 'All You Need Is Love': Counter-Cultural Youth and Social Change --
8. 'Blank Generation': Cultures of Confrontation --
9. 'Dread, Beat an' Blood': Race, Racism and Post-War Youth Culture --
10. 'I Fought the Law': Youth and Agencies of Social Control --
11. 'Whatever Happened to the Teenage Dream?': Youth in the 1980s --
12. 'Twenty-Four Hour Party People': Dance Culture, Travellers and the Criminal Justice Act --
13. 'Welcome to the Jungle': Youth at the End of the Century --
14. Conclusion: 'Things Can Only Get Better'?
Series Title: Making contemporary Britain series; Making contemporary Britain.
Responsibility: Bill Osgerby.

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This account of post-war British youth cultures, combines history, theory and debate. It covers the period from the 1940s, as youth became a "spectacle", simultaneously with the rise of consumer  Read more...

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