Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2015

320 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780719091940

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Young lives on the Left

Sixties activism and the liberation of the self

First Edition

Celia Hughes

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A new social and political history of post-war England; an alternative narrative exploring individual and collective challenges to the social and democratic consensus
  • From post-war child to seventies adults, the book charts young men's and women's journeys of political and psychological discovery, political, cultural and social self-making in the long 1960s
  • Sheds new light on changes in gender roles and relations, sexuality, class, education, politics and culture in post-war England
  • The first historical account to examine the social and emotional impact of Women's Liberation on the left, as told from the perspective of women and men inside the early movement
  • Through the direct voices of participants, the book captures the cultural texture of a lost left landscape, from front-room meetings to dockland pubs, to offer new understanding of continuity and change and its relation to subjectivity

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