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Children of the Revolution

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Children of the Revolution

Communist Childhood in Cold War Britain

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Children of the Revolution by Phil Cohen
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This is a record of the experiences of children of Communist Party parents brought up in 1950s Britain. They grew up in a unique micro-environment dominated by a faith in the world that was semi-religious, based on hope rather than reason. Through a set of interviews, Phil Cohen dissects the value system that dominated these families. He explores how being communist made many children feel isolated from their school mates, and how they were often made to feel secondary to political activity. This generation went onto experience the political and cultural excitement of the 1960s, often coming into conflict with parents who were, fundamentally, conservative. They wanted to change the world, but not to reproduce the Soviet Union. Many of them now hold influential positions, and in this book they discuss how their childhoods have affected their current attitudes. Interviews are conducted with: Michael Rosen, Hywel Francis, Alexi Sayle, Martin Jones, Jackie Kaye, Martin Kettle, Carole Woddis, Anne Kane, Jude Bloomfield, Pat Devine, Mike Power and Nina Temple. Phil Cohen is the author of "It Ain't Half Racist Mum" and "Tobacco: Face the Facts".
Release date NZ
April 30th, 1997
Author
Contributor
Foreword by Gillian Slovo
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Lawrence & Wishart Ltd
Pages
224
Dimensions
140x220x16
ISBN-13
9780853158417
Product ID
1833220

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