What has become of the radical students of the '60s? Have they, as many suppose, outgrown their youthful militancy and embraced establishment values? Or does the flame of revolution burn still, albeit dimmed by age? Whalen (Univ. of Oregon) and Flacks (Univ. of California at Santa Barbara), both sociologists, search for answers in this methodologically innovative, jargon-free study. Drawing on life-history data gathered between 1979 and 1988 from a small sample of former UCSB students, the authors conclude that '60s activists have essentially remained true to the ``core values and perspectives'' of the counter-culture. The book is a nice complement to other reminiscences, such as the Morrisons' From Camelot to Kent State ( LJ 11/1/87).-- Kenneth F. Kister, Poynter Inst. for Media Studies, St. Petersburg, Fla.
By studying two groups of U. of Calif. Santa Barbara students, activists and non-activists, Whalen (sociology, U. of OR) and Flacks (sociology, U. of Calif. Santa Barbara) show that student activists did not abandon their beliefs or become disillusioned with the prospects for social change. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)