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Backgrounds

Rebecca E. Klatch

in A Generation Divided

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780520217133
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520922341 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520217133.003.0003
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This chapter examines the backgrounds of activists and their families, contrasting the social worlds of youth of the left and right. It explains that not only were members of SDS and YAF from different worlds, but within YAF traditionalists and libertarians stood apart in terms of social background and upbringing.

Keywords: activists; social wolds; youth; SDS; YAF; traditionalists; libertarians; social background

Chapter.  8793 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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