This is a lively account of post-war British youth, combining history, theory and debate. It examines the emergence of youth as a social category which came to embody the hopes and fears of British society in the decades after 1945.
About the Author
Bill Osgerby is Lecturer at Southampton University.
Table of Contents
1. The Early Development of British Youth Culture and the Impact of WWII.
2. Youth in Britain in the 1940s.
3. Impact of Social and Economic Change on Youth.
4. Post-war Rise of the Youth 'Spectacle'.
5. Women and Youth Culture.
6. Rise and fall of Counter-Culture.
7. Race and Youth Culture.
8. Youth in the 1970s.
9. Youth Culture in 80s and Early 90s.
10. Youth at the End of the Century.