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Young Lives on the Left: Sixties Activism and the Liberation of the Self

Celia Hughes

Abstract

Young Lives on the Left is a unique social history of the individual lives of men and women who came of age in radical left circles in the 1960s. Based on a rich collection of oral history interviews, the book follows in-depth approximately twenty individuals, tracing the experience of activist self-making from child to adulthood. Their voices tell a particular story about the shaping of the English post-war self. Championing the oppressed in struggle, the young activists who developed the personal politics of the early 1970s grew up in a post-war society which offered an ever-increasing range ... More

Keywords: Post-war self, Sixties activism, Post-war consensus, Oral history, New left, Far left, Women’s Liberation, Subjectivities, Social Class, Gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719091940
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091940.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Celia Hughes, author
University of Copenhagen