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Using the personal to critique the popular: women’s memories of 1960s youth

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Popular memory depicts 1960s young adults as affluent, permissive, promiscuous, delinquent, sub- or counter-cultural rebels. But these stylised images do not reflect the lived experiences of ordinary young adults, particularly young women, in the 1960s. Using Mass Observation and oral history interviews, this article examines how women who were young adults in the 1960s remember their youths and how they negotiate the gap between popular memory and personal experience. It argues that women ca...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1080/13619462.2016.1206822

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Department:
University College
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Contemporary British History Journal website
Volume:
30
Issue:
4
Pages:
463-483
Publication date:
2016-07-12
Acceptance date:
2016-06-24
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EISSN:
1743-7997
ISSN:
1361-9462
Pubs id:
pubs:638959
URN:
uri:9d2016e7-c9df-4b91-b76a-33dbcd6f451c
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uuid:9d2016e7-c9df-4b91-b76a-33dbcd6f451c
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pubs:638959

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