Preserving the Sixties: Britain and the 'Decade of Protest' (BOK)

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It is often claimed that the Sixties in Britain were dominated mainly by 'youth' and 'protest'. True, the desire to escape outmoded social, moral and artistic conventions was illustrated in a rich, provocative cultural production, as well as through a number of radical social and political movements or reforms. However, as this collection argues, innovation was everywhere shadowed by conservatism. A decade fascinated by itself and, especially, by the future, was tormented by self-doubt and accompanied by a fear of losing the past. Ultimately the 'radicalism' of the Sixties in Britain is also visible in its conservatism, in the spectacular, novel ways in which the decade expressed and absorbed the new, yet preserved the old. Rather than pitting radical against conservative, the authors' interpretation of the Sixties may well gain by attempting to see how these two apparently antagonistic qualities in fact represent opposite sides of the same problem.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2014 Forlag
ISBN 9781137374097 Antall sider 216
Dimensjoner 14,3cm x 22,4cm x 1,8cm Vekt 378 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Monia O'Brien Castro, Trevor Harris
Emner og form British & Irish history, Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, Social & cultural history