Reframing Irish Youth in the Sixties

Carole Holohan

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ISBN: 9781786941237

Publication: March 28, 2018

Series: Reappraisals in Irish History 10

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Reframing Irish Youth in the Sixties focuses on the position of youth in the Republic of Ireland at a time when the meaning of youth was changing internationally. It argues that the reformulation of youth as a social category was a key element of social change. While emigration was the key youth issue of the 1950s, in this period young people became a pivotal point around which a new national project of economic growth hinged. Transnational ideas and international models increasingly framed Irish attitudes to young people’s education, welfare and employment. At the same time Irish youths were participants in a transnational youth culture that appeared to challenge the status quo. This book examines the attitudes of those in government, the media, in civil society organisations and religious bodies to youth and young people, addressing new manifestations of youth culture and new developments in youth welfare work. In using youth as a lens, this book takes an innovative approach that enables a multi-faceted examination of the sixties, providing fresh perspectives on key social changes and cultural continuities.

Carole Holohan is Assistant Professor in Modern Irish History at Trinity College Dublin.

List of figures and tables viii
Acknowledgements ix
List of abbreviations xi
Introduction 1
I
1 Practical patriots 27
2 New opportunities, enduring attitudes 60
3 Teens ’n’ twenties 99
II
4 Juvenile delinquents? 145
5 Youth welfare work 180
Conclusion 217
Bibliography 227
Index 241

"A pioneering study of youth culture in 1960s Ireland that makes a significant contribution to our understanding of post-war Irish society." Professor Robert Savage, Boston College
 

Format: Hardback

Size: 239 × 163 mm

264 Pages

ISBN: 9781786941237

Publication: March 28, 2018

Series: Reappraisals in Irish History 10

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