Baby Boomers and Generational Conflict

  • Jennie Bristow

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. The Sociology of Generations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-18
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      Pages 19-41
  3. The Construction of the Baby Boomers as a Social Problem in Britain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
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      Pages 115-146
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      Pages 147-182
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 191-211

About this book


The dominant cultural script is that the Baby Boomers have 'had it all', thereby depriving younger generations of the opportunity to create a life for themselves. Bristow provides a critical account of this discourse by locating the problematisation of the Baby Boomers within a wider ambivalence about the legacy of the Sixties.


Generations youth Mannheim ageing Sixties Nineties pensions student protests sociology of knowledge welfare state culture education media parenting consumption Baby Generation sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Jennie Bristow
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Parenting Culture StudiesUniversity of KentUK

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