This week Ian Jones reviews Youth Culture in Modern Britain, c.1920–c.1970: From Ivory Tower to Global Movement – a New History by David Fowler, a series of case studies of different aspects of youth culture from this period. The author replies here.

There’s also a review by Alexander Martin of Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter’s book Russia’s Age of Serfdom, 1649-1861, part of the Blackwell History of Russia series, which utilises an unconventional chronology to cast the country’s history in a new light.

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