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Inside the ‘blackboard jungle’

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The 1950s saw a wave of depictions of threatening male working-class adolescents in English novels, films and cartoons. However, these texts must be contextualised not only as part of the well-documented 1950s moral panic about youth but in relation to the popularized psychological concepts of the ‘normal’ and ‘deviant’ child and the increasing implementation of progressive educational ideas that artificially limited working-class pupils’ horizons. This makes this period not only another reit...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1080/14780038.2015.1088265

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Lady Margaret Hall
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Taylor & Francis Group Publisher's website
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Cultural and Social History Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
4
Pages:
489-507
Publication date:
2016-03-24
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1478-0038 and 1478-0046
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pubs:634237
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uri:7f4d4d05-c457-40b0-b60b-bdca4365fbaa
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