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Published: 01 September 2018

272 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781786941237

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Reframing Irish Youth in the Sixties

Carole Holohan

Liverpool University Press

Reappraisals in Irish History LUP

  • Exciting new perspectives on social change in the Republic of Ireland in the sixties through an examination of the position of young people
  • Challenges the idea that change in the sixties came from the top down and instead focuses on the role of diverse groups, from adults working in youth organisations to young people socialising in dancehalls
  • Uses previously unexplored sociological surveys and youth magazines to investigate the changing position of young people in Irish society
  • Investigates the significance of transnational ideas and expertise, as well as international models, in reframing how official, religious and civic bodies responded to youth
  • Adds new perspectives on the cultural continuities of the sixties, particularly in relation to attitudes to class and values