ISBN-10:
0804754535
ISBN-13:
9780804754538
Pub. Date:
01/05/2009
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Riding the New Wave: Youth and the Rejuvenation of France after the Second World War / Edition 1

Riding the New Wave: Youth and the Rejuvenation of France after the Second World War / Edition 1

by Richard Ivan JobsRichard Ivan Jobs

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Overview

This book tells the story of France's remarkable transformation in the 1940s and 1950s through exhaustive study of the role of youth and youth culture in France's rejuvenation and cultural reconstruction in the aftermath of war, occupation, and collaboration. Examining everything from Brigitte Bardot and New Wave film to Tarzan and comic books, from juvenile delinquents and managerial technocrats to soldiers and 1968 protesters, from popular culture to politics, the author makes a fascinating case for reconsidering the significance and meaning of youth in postwar France. Riding the New Wave advances a new methodological approach by considering age as a category of historical analysis comparable to, and in tandem with, race, class, and gender. This history reveals youth to be a central feature in France's recovery from the Second World War while also clarifying the international significance of youth in the tumultuous 1960s.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804754538
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 01/05/2009
Edition description: 1
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Richard Ivan Jobs is Assistant Professor of History at Pacific University.

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