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Backpack ambassadors : how youth travel integrated Europe, Richard Ivan Jobs

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Backpack ambassadors : how youth travel integrated Europe
Title
Backpack ambassadors
Title remainder
how youth travel integrated Europe
Statement of responsibility
Richard Ivan Jobs
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Even today, in an era of cheap travel and constant connection, the image of young people backpacking across Europe remains seductively romantic. In 'Backpack Ambassadors', Richard Ivan Jobs tells the story of backpacking in Europe in its heyday, the decades after World War II, revealing that these footloose young people were doing more than just exploring for themselves. Rather, with each step, each border crossing, each friendship, they were quietly helping knit the continent together. From the Berlin Wall to the beaches of Spain, the Spanish Steps in Rome to the Pudding Shop in Istanbul, Jobs tells the stories of backpackers whose personal desire for freedom of movement brought the people and places of Europe into ever-closer contact. As greater and greater numbers of young people trekked around the continent, and a truly international youth culture began to emerge, the result was a Europe that, even in the midst of Cold War tensions, found its people more and more connected, their lives more and more integrated. Drawing on archival work in eight countries and five languages, and featuring trenchant commentary on the relevance of this period for contemporary concerns about borders and migration, Backpack Ambassadors brilliantly recreates a movement that was far more influential and important than its footsore travelers could ever have realized
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Dewey number
914.04/550835
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
G156.5.Y6
LC item number
J63 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Backpack ambassadors : how youth travel integrated Europe, Richard Ivan Jobs
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Backpack ambassadors -- Youth mobility and the making of Europe -- Journeys of reconciliation -- Youth movements -- Continental drifters -- East of the wall, south of the sea -- Rights of passage
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ocn959667388
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23 cm
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Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9780226462035
Lccn
2016044002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)959667388

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