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Boom Kids - 
      James A. Onusko

Boom Kids

Growing Up in the Calgary Suburbs, 1950-1970

The baby boomers and postwar suburbia remain a touchstone. For many, there is a belief that it has never been as good for youngsters and their families, as it was in the postwar years. Boom Kids explores the triumphs and challenges of childhood and adolescence in Calgary's postwar suburbs. Les mer
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The baby boomers and postwar suburbia remain a touchstone. For many, there is a belief that it has never been as good for youngsters and their families, as it was in the postwar years. Boom Kids explores the triumphs and challenges of childhood and adolescence in Calgary's postwar suburbs. The boomers' impact on fifties and sixties Canadian life is unchallenged; social and cultural changes were made to meet their needs and desires. While time has passed, this era stands still in time-viewed as an idyllic period when great hopes and relative prosperity went hand in hand for all.

Boom Kids is organized thematically, with chapters focusing on: suburban spaces; the Cold War and its impact on young people; ethnicity, 'race,' and work; the importance of play and recreation; children's bodies, health and sexuality; and "the night," resistances and delinquency. Reinforced throughout this manuscript is the fact that children and adolescents were not only affected by their suburban experiences, but that they influenced the adult world in which they lived.

Oral histories from former community members and archival materials, including school-based publications, form the backbone for a study that demonstrates that suburban life was diverse and filled with rich experiences for youngsters.
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Forlag: Wilfrid Laurier University Press
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Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9781771124980
Format: 23 x 15 cm
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VURDERING
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Introduction
1. Mapping Suburbia
2. Bombs, Boom and the Classroom
3. Diversity Deficit and Working Days
4. The Serious Business of Play
5. Healthy Minds in Healthy Bodies
6. Things That Go Bump in the Night
Conclusion
Notes
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
James Onusko is a permanent faculty member at Northern Lakes College. He researches the history of children and youth and post-Confederation Canadian history. He has published peer-reviewed journal articles and the public history book Ontario's Soldiers' Aid Commission: 100 Years of Assistance to Veterans in Need, 1915-2015.