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Youth Culture in Modern Britain, c.1920-c.1970 : From Ivory Tower to Global Movement - A New History - David Fowler

Youth Culture in Modern Britain, c.1920-c.1970

From Ivory Tower to Global Movement - A New History

Paperback Published: 1st October 2008
ISBN: 9780333599228
Number Of Pages: 301

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This book traces the history of youth culture from its origins among the student communities of inter-war Britain to the more familiar world of youth communities and pop culture. Grounded in extensive original research, it explores the individuals, institutions and ideas that have shaped youth culture over much of the twentieth century.

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'David Fowler's new book is one of the most illuminating books on twentieth-century youth culture I have ever read. From the youth cults of the Edwardian era to the Mods of the Sixties, he looks behind the stereotypes and has unearthed some fascinating material. Based on years of archival research and written with an admirable eye for detail and perspective, this is bound to become essential reading for anyone interested in the social and cultural history of the last century.' - Dominic Sandbrook, University of Oxford, UK 'An ideal text for students: always clear and accessible, with a good eye for detailed examples that are amusing and memorable, even gripping in their opening up of the issues.' - Alastair Reid, Girton College, Cambridge, UK 'David Fowler offers us an iconoclastic account of the history of youth culture, enlivened by telling examples (the 1960s civil servant earnestly reading Herbert Marcuse's One-Dimensional Man) and challenging arguments which force us to re-examine our comfortable assumptions.' - John Street, University of East Anglia, UK 'Fowler has drilled some fascinating bore-holes into the history of 20th-century British youth, and the breadth and variety of examples discussed are a welcome and indeed important antidote to the historic tendency to focus on the post-1950s period.' - Reviews in History

List of Tablesp. ix
List of Figuresp. x
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xvi
List of Abbreviationsp. xviii
Introductionp. 1
Edwardian Cults of Youth, c. 1900-1914p. 12
Rolf Gardiner, Cambridge and the Birth of Youth Culture between the Two World Warsp. 30
The Flapper Cult in Interwar Britain: Media Invention or the Spark that Ignited Girl Power?p. 59
Youth Culture in Early Twentieth-Century Irelandp. 72
Juvenile Delinquency in Northern Ireland, 1945-c.1970p. 92
From the Juke Box Boys to Revolting Students: Richard Hoggart and the Study of British Youth Culturep. 114
The Mod Culture in Swinging Britain, 1964-7p. 127
From Danny the Red to British Student Power: Labour Governments and the International Student Revolts of the 1960sp. 144
Youth Culture and Pop Culture: from Beatlemania to the Spice Girlsp. 166
Conclusionsp. 196
Rolf Gardiner: Chronology of His Early Life and Youth Activities, 1902-34p. 199
Tablesp. 202
Students in British Universities, 1964-8p. 207
Chronology of the British and International Student Revolt, May and June 1968p. 208
Notesp. 210
Bibliographyp. 276
Indexp. 293
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ISBN: 9780333599228
ISBN-10: 0333599225
Series: Social History In Perspective
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 301
Published: 1st October 2008
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1