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ERIC Number: ED112774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 13
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The End of Student Activism. Sociological Symposium: Youth and Politics. Number 10.
Shea, Brent Mack
In order to account for the demise of American student activism, some explanation for its occurence in the first place seems useful. Such explanations involve reference to family socialization, university conditions, societal-based issues, and to the possibility of social change. Sociological explanations appear to focus on the causation, alternative explanations, and continuities. From such a perspective, the student movement can be seen to arise initially from the peculiar juxtaposition of intense and numerous social issues with a special kind of primary socialization that addresses itself to values affecting these issues and that resulted in an alienated youth culture. In these terms, a renewed interest in activism by students might be anticipated, but not until continued affluence is assured or denied, and not until the possibility of repression either becomes greater than it is or ceases to exist at all. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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