Morals under Siege: The Myth and Reality of Juvenile Crime

Juliane Fürst

in Stalin's Last Generation

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780199575060
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595141 | DOI:
Morals under Siege: The Myth and Reality of Juvenile Crime

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This chapter focuses on the youth's consumption of film, music, and fashion, examining non-conformist rather than integrative practices. It highlights the existence among the young of multiple notions of Sovietness, some of which — at times unconsciously — challenged official norms and expectations. While nascent Soviet subcultures caused indignation and a mild moral panic, true concern was reserved for juvenile crime.

Keywords: Soviet Union; juvenile delinquency; juvenile crime; morals; post-war period; youth; young people

Chapter.  13709 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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