Transnational Histories of Youth in the Twentieth Century

Transnational Histories of Youth in the Twentieth Century

Transnational Histories of Youth in the Twentieth Century

Transnational Histories of Youth in the Twentieth Century


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Through a variety of case studies, Transnational Histories of Youth in the Twentieth Century examines the emergence of youth and young people as a central historical force in the global history of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137469892
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 04/24/2015
Series: Palgrave Macmillan Transnational History Series
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 333
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.04(d)

About the Author

Richard Ivan Jobs is Professor of Modern European History at Pacific University in Oregon, USA. His recent publications include Riding the New Wave: Youth and Rejuvenation of France after the Second World War (2007), and a 2009 article in the American Historical Review, 'Youth Movements: Travel, Protest, and Europe in 1968', from his current book project Backpack Ambassadors: How Youth Travel Integrated Western Europe.

David M. Pomfret is Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Hong Kong, China. His publications include Young People and the European City: Age Relations in Nottingham and Saint-Etienne (2004), and the collections Imperial Contagions: Medicine, Hygiene and Cultures of Planning in Asia (2013) and Diasporic Chineseness after the Rise of China: Communities and Cultural Production (2013).

Table of Contents


Introduction: The Transnationality of Youth; Richard Ivan Jobs and David M. Pomfret 1. Youth and Rural Modernity in Japan, 1900s-1920s; Sayaka Chatani 2. Boy Scouts under the Aztec Sun: Mexican Youth and the Transnational Construction of Identity, 1917-1940; Elena Jackson Albarrán 3. 'These Heroic Days': Marxist Internationalism, Masculinity and Young British Scientists, 1930s-1940s; Heather Ellis 4. A Malayan Girlhood on Parade: Colonial Femininities, Transnational Mobilities and the Girl Guide Movement in British Malaya; Jilian Christina Wu 5. Colonial Circulations: Vietnamese Youth, Travel and Empire, 1919-1940; David M. Pomfret 6. Youth Mobility and the Making of Europe, 1945-1960; Richard Ivan Jobs 7. On the Revolutionary Road: Youth, Displacements and Politics in the 'Long' Latin American Sixties; Valeria Manzano 8. Movement Youth in a Global Sixties Hub: The Everyday Lives of Transnational Activists in Postcolonial Dar es Salaam; Andrew Ivaska 9. 'Belonging to Many Homes': Argentine Sephardi Youth in Buenos Aires and Israel, 1956-1976; Adriana M. Brodsky 10. Swinging across the Iron Curtain and Moscow's Summer of Love: How Western Youth Culture Went East; Juliane Fürst 11. Deng's Children: 'Youth' and the 1989 Movement; Fabio Lanza 12. A Transnational Generation: Franco-Maghribi Youth Culture and Musical Politics in the Late Twentieth Century; Paul A. Silverstein

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