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Author Papadogiannis, Nikolaos, author

Title Militant around the clock? : left-wing youth politics, leisure, and sexuality in post-dictatorship Greece, 1974-1981 / by Nikolaos Papadogiannis
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2015
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Contents Part I. Prelude -- Cold War consumers : cultural and social transformations in the 1960s and the early 1970s -- Part II. The mid-1970s -- The Left gains momentum -- The shadow of the partisans -- Part III. The late 1970s -- Breaches in the wall -- The "moment" of the occupations in 1979 and its echo -- Sex and the left-wing youth around 1980 : an era of controversy -- Conclusions: The 1970s and their aftermath
Summary "During the 1970s left-wing youth militancy in Greece intensified, especially after the collapse of the military dictatorship in 1974. This book is the first study of the impact of that political activism on the leisure pursuits and sexual behavior of Greek youth, analyzing the cultural politics of left-wing organizations alongside the actual practices of their members. Through an examination of Maoists, socialists, Eurocommunists, and pro-Soviet groups, it demonstrates that left-wing youth in Greece collaborated closely with comrades from both Western and Eastern European countries in developing their political stances. Moreover, young left-wingers in Greece appropriated American cultural products while simultaneously modeling some of their leisure and sexual practices on Soviet society. Still, despite being heavily influenced by cultures outside Greece, left-wing youth played a major role in the re-invention of a Greek 'popular tradition.' Finally, the book critically interrogates the notion of 'sexual revolution' by shedding light on the contradictory sexual transformations in Greece to which young left-wingers contributed"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Leisure -- Political aspects -- Greece -- History -- 20th century.
New Left -- Greece -- History -- 20th century.
Political activists -- Greece -- History -- 20th century.
Political culture -- Greece -- History -- 20th century.
Social change -- Greece -- History -- 20th century.
Youth -- Political activity -- Greece -- History -- 20th century.
Youth -- Sexual behavior -- Greece -- History -- 20th century.
Youth -- Greece -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Greece -- Politics and government -- 1974-
Greece -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1782386459 (electronic bk.)
9781782386452 (electronic bk.)