Eastern European Youth Cultures in a Global Context

In times of multiple instabilities and uncertainties, this volume argues, young people prefer to try to adjust to given circumstances than to adopt the behaviour of potential rebellious, adolescent role models, dissident counter-cultures or ...

Eastern European Youth Cultures in a Global Context

The demise of state Socialisms caused radical social, cultural and economic changes in Eastern Europe. Since then, young people have been confronted with fundamental disruptions and transformations to their daily environment, while an unsettling, globalized world substantially reshapes local belongings and conventional values. In times of multiple instabilities and uncertainties, this volume argues, young people prefer to try to adjust to given circumstances than to adopt the behaviour of potential rebellious, adolescent role models, dissident counter-cultures or artistic breakings of taboo. Eastern European Youth Cultures in a Global Context takes this situation as a starting point for an examination of generational change, cultural belongings, political activism and everyday practices of young people in different Eastern European countries from an interdisciplinary perspective. It argues that the conditions of global change not only call for a differentiated evaluation of youth cultures, but also for a revision of our understanding of 'youth' itself – in Eastern Europe and beyond.

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Soviet Youth Culture
Language: en
Pages: 148
Authors: James Riordan
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989-05-19 - Publisher: Springer

Soviet youth behaviour and contemporary problems are discussed, including culture and pop music, gangs and drug addicts, delinquents and deviants, providing an insight into their life and attitudes, and an opportunity to understand youth problems in another society and the ways they are dealt with.
Popular Culture, Identity, and Soviet Youth in Dniepropetrovsk, 1959-84
Language: en
Pages: 68
Authors: Sergeĭ Ivanovich Zhuk
Categories: Consumption (Economics)
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher:

Books about Popular Culture, Identity, and Soviet Youth in Dniepropetrovsk, 1959-84
Eastern European Youth Cultures in a Global Context
Language: en
Pages: 374
Authors: Matthias Schwartz, Heike Winkel
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-29 - Publisher: Springer

The demise of state Socialisms caused radical social, cultural and economic changes in Eastern Europe. Since then, young people have been confronted with fundamental disruptions and transformations to their daily environment, while an unsettling, globalized world substantially reshapes local belongings and conventional values. In times of multiple instabilities and uncertainties,
Stalin's Last Generation
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Juliane Fürst
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-30 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

'Stalin's last generation' was the last generation to come of age under Stalin, yet it was also the first generation to be socialized in the post-war period. Its young members grew up in a world that still carried many of the hallmarks of the Soviet Union's revolutionary period, yet their
Looking West?
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Hilary Pilkington
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Penn State Press

Russian youth culture has been a subject of great interest to researchers since 1991, but most studies to date have failed to consider the global context. Looking West? engages theories of cultural globalization to chart how post-Soviet Russia&’s opening up to the West has been reflected in the cultural practices