By Bart van der Steen, Knud Andresen
During the early Eighties, huge elements of Europe have been swept with riots and early life revolts. Radicalised teenagers occupied constructions and clashed with the police in towns akin to Zurich, Berlin and Amsterdam, whereas in nice Britain and France, 'migrant' youths protested fiercely opposed to their underprivileged place and police brutality. used to be there a hyperlink among the adolescence revolts in numerous ecu towns, and if this is the case, how have been they hooked up and the way did they impact one another? those questions are crucial during this quantity.
This publication covers case experiences from nations in either japanese and Western Europe and focuses not just on political events resembling squatting, but in addition on political subcultures equivalent to punk, in addition to the interplay among them. In doing so, it's the first historic assortment with a transnational and interdisciplinary point of view on early life, adolescence revolts and social activities within the 1980s.
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I do not think that agreement on one term should be the goal, but a reflection of the implications of terminology will certainly help in the analysis. The different perspectives highlight different aspects of the empirical phenomena. A phenomenological perspective with a focus on morphological similarities may help to better understand the universe of protest in the early 1980s by identifying diffusion and transfer processes of protest repertoires and cultural expressions. How, for example, did Unrest or Social Movement?
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Dissident youths attended as well, but according to Piotrowski, ‘the youth revolt at Jarocin was not explicitly political: it was more against the social system and their lack of prospects’. Even so, this attitude helped to delegitimize the communist system, and parts of the alternative scene soon merged with more overtly dissident youth groups and movements. Synchronization and international networks Three contributions in this volume focus on countries that, for various reasons, did not experience a youth revolt around 1980–81.
A European Youth Revolt: European Perspectives on Youth Protest and Social Movements in the 1980s by Bart van der Steen, Knud Andresen