London’s Working-Class Youth and the Making of Post-Victorian Britain, 1958–1971

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This book examines the emergence of modern working-class youth culture through the perspective of an urban history of post-war Britain, with a particular focus on the influence of young people and their culture on Britain’s self-image as a country emerging from the constraints of its post-Victorian, imperial past.



Each section of the book – Society, City, Pop, and Space – considers in detail the ways in which working-class youth culture corresponded with a fast-changing metropolitan and urban society in the years following the decline of the British Empire.



Was teenage culture rooted in the urban experience and the transformation of working-class neighbourhoods? Did youth subcultures emerge simply as a reaction to Britain's changing racial demographic? To what extent did leisure venues and institutions function as laboratories for a developing British pop culture, which ultimately helped Britain re-establish its prominence on the world stage?



These questions and more are answered in this book.

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ReihePalgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music
ISBN 9783030689704
Sprache Englisch
Ausgabe 1st ed. 2021
Erscheinungsdatum 22.05.2022
Umfang 441 Seiten
Genre Geschichte/Regionalgeschichte, Ländergeschichte
Format Taschenbuch
Verlag Springer International Publishing
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