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Coming of Age: Constructing and Controlling Youth in Munich, 1942-1973

Coming of Age: Constructing and Controlling Youth in Munich, 1942-1973

by Martin Kalb

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Overview

In the lean and anxious years following World War II, Munich society became obsessed with the moral condition of its youth. Initially born of the economic and social disruption of the war years, a preoccupation with juvenile delinquency progressed into a full-blown panic over the hypothetical threat that young men and women posed to postwar stability. As Martin Kalb shows in this fascinating study, constructs like the rowdy young boy and the sexually deviant girl served as proxies for the diffuse fears of adult society, while allowing authorities ranging from local institutions to the U.S. military government to strengthen forms of social control.



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ISBN-13: 9781789208191
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/01/2020
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Martin Kalb is an Assistant Professor of History at Bridgewater College in Virginia. His research on Modern Germany and its empires, with an emphasis on the histories of everyday life (Alltagsgeschichte), youth, and environmental history, has appeared in academic journals, edited volumes, and other venues.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

Introduction

PART I: DELIQUENCY IN THE CRISIS YEARS, 1942-1948

Chapter 1. Constructing the Delinquent Boy and the Sexually Deviant Girl

Chapter 2. Controlling Juvenile Delinquents in the Crisis Years

PART II: AMERICANIZATION AND YOUTH CULTURES IN THE MIRACLE YEARS, 1949-1962

Chapter 3. Constructing the Halbstarke and the Teenager

Chapter 4. Controlling Youth and Society in the Miracle Years

PART III: POLITICAL ACTIVISM IN THE PROTEST YEARS, 1962-1973

Chapter 5. Constructing the Student and the Gammler

Chapter 6. Controlling Protestors in the Protest Years

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

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