Martin Kalb, "Coming of Age: Constructing and Controlling Youth in Munich, 1942-1973" (Berghahn Books, 2016)


In his new book, Coming of Age: Constructing and Controlling Youth in Munich, 1942-1973 (Berghan Books, 2016), Martin Kalb, Assistant Professor of History at Bridgewater College examines the construction of youth culture in Munich Germany. Kalb describes constructions of Munich youth in three distinct periods, beginning with the years following the conclusion of World War II, followed by the years of economic stability following the Marshal Plan, finally ending with the protest years culminating in 1968. Overall, Kalb convincing shows how authorities used the fears of adult society effectively as a method to strengthen their control over society.

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Craig Sorvillo

Craig Sorvillo is a PhD candidate in modern European history at the University of Florida. He specializes in Nazi Germany, and the Holocaust.

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