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Jobs, Richard Ivan. Riding the New Wave: Youth and the Rejuvenation of France after the Second World War. Palo Alto: Stanford Univ. Press, 2007. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
BibTeX citation key: Jobs2007
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Tarzan", Adventure comics, Children’s and young adults’ comics, France, Kulturpolitik, USA
Creators: Jobs
Publisher: Stanford Univ. Press (Palo Alto)
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This book tells the story of France’s remarkable transformation in the 1940s and 1950s through exhaustive study of the role of youth and youth culture in France’s rejuvenation and cultural reconstruction in the aftermath of war, occupation, and collaboration. Examining everything from Brigitte Bardot and New Wave film to Tarzan and comic books, from juvenile delinquents and managerial technocrats to soldiers and 1968 protesters, from popular culture to politics, the author makes a fascinating case for reconsidering the significance and meaning of youth in postwar France. Riding the New Wave advances a new methodological approach by considering age as a category of historical analysis comparable to, and in tandem with, race, class, and gender. This history reveals youth to be a central feature in France’s recovery from the Second World War while also clarifying the international significance of youth in the tumultuous 1960s.

Table of Contents

List of Figures (ix)
Acknowledgments (xi)

Prologue. From Liberation to Rejuvenation (1)

I The Promise of Youth
1. Youth of Today, France of Tomorrow (19)
2. Managing a Modernized France (53)
3. Making the Future French Citizen (92)

II The Problem of Youth
4. Rehabilitating Delinquent France (141)
5. Sex and the Cynical Girl (185)
6. Tarzan Under Attack (232)

Epilogue. From Hope to Threat (269)

Notes (285)
Bibliography (331)
Index (353)

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