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The Resource Younger than that now : the politics of age in the 1960s, Holly V. Scott, (electronic resource)

Younger than that now : the politics of age in the 1960s, Holly V. Scott, (electronic resource)

Label
Younger than that now : the politics of age in the 1960s
Title
Younger than that now
Title remainder
the politics of age in the 1960s
Statement of responsibility
Holly V. Scott
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Retrospectives of the 1960s routinely include the face of youth rebellion: long-haired students occupying campus buildings, young men burning draft cards, hippies dancing at Woodstock. In Younger Than That Now, Holly V. Scott explores how the idea of 'youth' served as a tactic in the political and social activism of these years. In the early part of that decade, young white activists began to learn from the civil rights movement's defiance of racism. They examined their own lives and concluded that campus rules and the draft were repression as well. As a group, they were ripe for revolution, and their age gave them a unique perspective for understanding and protesting against injustice. In short, young people began to use their youth as a political strategy. Some in the New Left were dubious of this strategy and asked how it might damage long-term progress. Young feminists and people of color were particularly quick to question the idea that age alone was enough to sustain a movement. And the media often presented young people as impulsive and naive, undermining their political legitimacy. In tracing how 'youth' took on multiple meanings as the 1960s progressed, Scott demonstrates the power of this idea to both promote and hinder social change"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scott, Holly V.
Dewey number
320.40835097309/04
LC call number
HQ796
LC item number
.S41925 2016
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Youth
  • Youth movements
  • Student movements
  • Political activists
  • Age
  • Age
  • Social change
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Younger than that now : the politics of age in the 1960s, Holly V. Scott, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001732220
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 206 pages
Isbn
9781625342164
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2016004220
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001732220
Label
Younger than that now : the politics of age in the 1960s, Holly V. Scott, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001732220
Dimensions
23 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 206 pages
Isbn
9781625342164
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2016004220
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001732220

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