In the 1950s, young people in Europe and North America continually formed the subject of reports in the mass media. The widespread public interest in youthful (mis)behaviour reflected a fundamental transformation process. After the “Lean Postwar Years” the first stirrings of a youth culture with independent life and leisure styles began to form from the 1950s onwards and are particularly important for an understanding of the wider cultural and political development in the late 1960s.
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