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‘Youthquakes’ and the politicisation of generational identity

Jennie Bristow

in Stop Mugging Grandma: The 'Generation Wars' and Why Boomer Blaming Won't Solve Anything

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300236835
eISBN:
9780300249422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236835.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter discusses the politicisation of generational identity. It shows that the script of Boomer-blaming has formed the basis for a new political narrative, which has come to view generational ... More


Writing Back, Re-writing Britain: Farrukh Dhondy and Salman Rushdie

Ruvani Ranasinha

in South Asian Writers in Twentieth-Century Britain: Culture in Translation

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199207770
eISBN:
9780191695681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207770.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The mass immigration of the 1950s and 1960s changed the dynamics of British culture and created new audiences. Later writers from South Asia were more confident in self-consciously writing against ... More


The generation wars

Jennie Bristow

in Stop Mugging Grandma: The 'Generation Wars' and Why Boomer Blaming Won't Solve Anything

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300236835
eISBN:
9780300249422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236835.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter lays out the myths of the so-called ‘generation wars’ waged between the Millennials and Baby Boomers and the damaging effects of this generational conflict. The current generation war is ... More


Heather Ellis, Generational Conflict and University Reform. Oxford in an Age of Revolution (Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2012), viii + 257. ISBN: 9789004225527; E-ISBN: 9789004233164

Mark Curthoys

in History of Universities: Volume XXX / 1-2

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198807025
eISBN:
9780191844812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807025.003.0015
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter reviews the book Generational Conflict and University Reform. Oxford in an Age of Revolution (2012), by Heather Ellis. The book examines the changes in the curriculum, examination ... More


Obedient Children, Reckless Rebels

Daniel Kupfert Heller

in Jabotinsky's Children: Polish Jews and the Rise of Right-Wing Zionism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174754
eISBN:
9781400888627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174754.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses how Vladimir Jabotinsky deftly used his distinctive brand of “youth politics” to withstand challenges to his leadership from the Revisionist movement's moderates and radicals ... More


“Sunday Dinner? You Had to Be There!”: Making Food, Family, and Nation in Italian Harlem, 1930–1940

Simone Cinotto

in The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037733
eISBN:
9780252095016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037733.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how, during the period 1930–1940, Italian immigrants in East Harlem articulated new food-based strategies aimed at controlling the mobility of immigrant children by delaying ... More


My Brother’s Wedding (1983)

James Naremore

in Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520285521
eISBN:
9780520960954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This color film has a double plot involving a young man in Watts who works in his family’s dry-cleaning store and who fails to fulfill two commitments he has made. He promises to serve as best man at ... More


“To Put Those Theories into Practice”: Secession and the Crisis of Character

Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai

in Northern Character: College-Educated New Englanders, Honor, Nationalism, and Leadership in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271818
eISBN:
9780823271863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271818.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines how the New Brahmins applied their college lessons about character and nationalism in deciding whether or not to volunteer in the Union war effort. The young men called upon ... More


Sufi Jihad and Salafi Jihadism in Egypt’s Sinai: Tribal Generational Conflict

Ismail Alexandrani

in Tribes and Global Jihadism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190864545
eISBN:
9780190943271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864545.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Based on ethnographic observations, interviews and informal talks with members of the Sawarka tribe in Egypt’s Northern Sinai, this chapter analyses the sociological and socio-political dynamics that ... More


To Sleep with Anger (1990)

James Naremore

in Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520285521
eISBN:
9780520960954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520285521.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses one of Burnett’s major achievements and the first of his films to be made under relatively normal Hollywood production circumstances. To Sleep with Anger tells the story of ... More


Narratives of nation-building

Andrew Kahn, Mark Lipovetsky, Irina Reyfman, and Stephanie Sandler

in A History of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199663941
eISBN:
9780191770463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663941.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on two related subjects: the sharpening of historical awareness and the formation of Russian national consciousness. Mature historical narratives inspired historical fiction and ... More


Up and Then Down, 1921–1940

Doris Weatherford

in They Dared to Dream: Florida Women Who Shaped History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060606
eISBN:
9780813050997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060606.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes American women of the 1920s. The 1920s marked not only a great economic transformation but also the greatest social change of all time for women all around the globe. Following ... More


Imagining Religion and Culture at Webb

Justine Howe

in Suburban Islam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190258870
eISBN:
9780190258894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190258870.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter examines how the Webb community imagines itself as an alternative to practices of ethnic particularism in Chicago’s mosques. In particular, the community offers a third space for ... More


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