Youth Challenges Traditions? Reconsidering Changes in Austrian and British Society 1960–1989

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Youth Challenges Traditions? Reconsidering Changes in Austrian and British Society 1960–1989

  • Fri 3 Jun 2011
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Ingeborg Bachmann Centre

University of London Senate House Malet Street London WC1E 7HU

UK

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This International conference is co-ordinated by Bianca Zaininger and Martin Liebscher (Institute of German and Romance Studies, London). Well into the 21st century, the time has come to re-evaluate how traditions have been challenged through different forms of culture in both Austria and Britain in the second half of the 20th century. The generational unit most often linked with challenging traditions is ‘youth’, first identified as a social and cultural phenomenon in the 1950s. In the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s many attempts were made – mainly, but not only, by young people – to challenge taken-for-granted traditions which the parental generation had brought from the past. The conference aims to investigate various ways in which norms in society have been questioned, opposed and, in some cases, changed by youth.

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