London's Working-Class Youth and the Making of Post-Victorian Britain, 1958-1971 (Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular M) (Hardcover)

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London's Working-Class Youth and the Making of Post-Victorian Britain, 1958-1971 (Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular M) (Hardcover)

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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.

Felix Fuhg is Research Associate at the Center for Metropolitan Studies at the Technical University Berlin, Germany.
Product Details ISBN: 9783030689674
ISBN-10: 3030689670
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: May 21st, 2021
Pages: 441
Language: English
Series: Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular M