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Juvenile Delinquency and the National Defense State

David R. Ambaras

in Bad Youth

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780520245792
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520932203 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520245792.003.0007
Juvenile Delinquency and the National Defense State

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This chapter shows that the onset of war presented urban working youths with new economic challenges and opportunities, but also notes that the expansion and continuation of conflict only worsened the long-standing fears of the authorities about the indiscipline and alienation of these youths. It shows that aggressive new measures were enacted to ensure the youth's conformity to national goals.

Keywords: war; urban working youths; economic challenges; conflict; indiscipline; alienation; conformity; national goals

Chapter.  9802 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anthropology

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