It has often been alleged that this culture was developed in the s by the more conspicuos youth groupings.
I question this statement, and so I have chosen to investigate the s, a much too neglected period. A central thought is that the youth cultures of the s and s were a kind of predecessors of the present ones.
This was a formative period, with media and popular culture gaining ground. The absence of grown-ups, caused by the mens military service and the women's having to do men's job, slackened the reins on the young.
My primary aim is to study various aspects of what young people from the working class did in their spare time in the s in order to illuminate a phase in the change of youth culture. To what extent can it be said that the 's and 's were a kind of transitional period for modern youth culture?
How is the beginning of modern development mirrored in the activities of the young?
How did young people use dancing, music, films and fashion in building a culture of dating site kullerstad own and as a way of asserting themselves?
Did this period ungdom dating portaler more possibilities for crossing class lines?
In which ways did boys and girls meet modernity differently? Young people from the working class connected with Uppsala in Central Sweden are brought into focus, but other parts of the country as well as other social strata are also surveyed.
This study indicates that those who seem to be the first to recognise the new youth culture are young people from the urban working class. In many respects, they have acted as a sort of avant-garde.