A European Youth Revolt: European Perspectives on Youth by Bart van der Steen, Knud Andresen

By Bart van der Steen, Knud Andresen

During the early Nineteen Eighties, huge components of Europe have been swept with riots and adolescence revolts. Radicalised adolescents occupied constructions and clashed with the police in towns resembling Zurich, Berlin and Amsterdam, whereas in nice Britain and France, 'migrant' youths protested fiercely opposed to their underprivileged place and police brutality. used to be there a hyperlink among the adolescence revolts in several ecu towns, and if this is the case, how have been they hooked up and the way did they effect one another? those questions are relevant during this quantity.

This e-book covers case stories from nations in either jap and Western Europe and focuses not just on political hobbies reminiscent of squatting, but additionally on political subcultures similar to punk, in addition to the interplay among them. In doing so, it's the first old assortment with a transnational and interdisciplinary point of view on early life, formative years revolts and social activities within the 1980s.

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Zur Jugendrevolte 1981’ Kursbuch 65. Der große Bruch – Revolte 1981 (Berlin: Kursbuch Verlag). 24. M. ) (1981) Aussteigen oder rebellieren. Jugendliche gegen Staat und Gesellschaft (Reinbek: Rowohlt); M. Bock et al. (1989) Zwischen Resignation und Gewalt. Jugendprotest in den achtziger Jahren (Opladen: Leske & Budrich). 25. D. Roth and R. Rucht (eds) (2000) Jugendkulturen, Politik und Protest. Vom Widerstand zum Kommerz? (Opladen: Leske & Budrich); A. Schildt and D. Siegfried (eds) (2006) Between Marx and Coca-Cola.

Grzegorz Piotrowski witnesses a similar pattern in Poland, focusing on punk, the Jarocin festival and the rise of dissident youth movements. During the 1980s, the Jarocin festival attracted thousands of alternative youths and thus became a space of distribution of ideas and subcultural practices, rather than revolt. Dissident youths attended as well, but according to Piotrowski, ‘the youth revolt at Jarocin was not explicitly political: it was more against the social system and their lack of prospects’.

Kriesi, Die Zürcher Bewegung, p. 66. Koopmans, quoted in D. della Porta, Social Movements, Political Violence and the State, p. 53. M. Mazower (2000) Dark Continent: Europe’s Twentieth Century (New York: Vintage), pp. 327–59; T. Judt (2005) Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945 (New York: Penguin), pp. 453–635. F. de Vries (2006) Club Risiko: De Jaren Tachtig Toen en Nu (Amsterdam: Nijgh en Van Ditmar); Subcultures Network (eds) (2015) Fight Back: Punk, Politics and Resistance (Manchester: Manchester University Press).

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