Coming of Age

Constructing and Controlling Youth in Munich, 1942-1973

«<p> <em>“Employing a ‘top-down’ approach and utilizing an impressive array of archival sources, contemporary periodicals, and oral histories, Kalb's work does a remarkable job of balancing the views of authority figures and young people… Highly recommended.”</em> <strong>• Choice</strong></p> <p> <em>“…makes a substantial contribution to the growing literature on the generational divides that shaped postwar Germany.”</em> <strong>• International Social Science Review</strong></p> <p> <em>“Without doubt, the great value [of this study] lies in having widened the scope of the predominantly social-historical research on youth through cultural and discursive perspectives.”</em> <strong>• H-Soz-Kult</strong></p> <p> <em>“This is a strong contribution to the (still under-researched) post-war history of West Germany, one that also provides fresh insights into the histories of European youth and»

In the years following World War II, Munich society became obsessed with the hypothetical threat that youths posed to postwar stability. This fascinating study shows that constructs like the rowdy young male and the sexually deviant girl served as proxies for the anxieties of adult society, while allowing authorities to expand social control. Les mer
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In the years following World War II, Munich society became obsessed with the hypothetical threat that youths posed to postwar stability. This fascinating study shows that constructs like the rowdy young male and the sexually deviant girl served as proxies for the anxieties of adult society, while allowing authorities to expand social control.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

List of Illustrations

Preface



Introduction



PART I: DELIQUENCY IN THE CRISIS YEARS, 1942-1948



Chapter 1. Constructing the Delinquent Boy and the Sexually Deviant Girl

Chapter 2. Controlling Juvenile Delinquents in the Crisis Years



PART II: AMERICANIZATION AND YOUTH CULTURES IN THE MIRACLE YEARS, 1949-1962



Chapter 3. Constructing the Halbstarke and the Teenager

Chapter 4. Controlling Youth and Society in the Miracle Years



PART III: POLITICAL ACTIVISM IN THE PROTEST YEARS, 1962-1973



Chapter 5. Constructing the Student and the Gammler

Chapter 6. Controlling Protestors in the Protest Years



Conclusion



Bibliography

Index

Om forfatteren

Martin Kalb is an Assistant Professor of History at Bridgewater College in Virginia. His research on Modern Germany and its empires, with an emphasis on the histories of everyday life (Alltagsgeschichte), youth, and environmental history, has appeared in academic journals, edited volumes, and other venues.