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Knuckle Sandwich: Growing Up in the Working-class City

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Knuckle Sandwich is the story of the rise and fall of the Black Horse disco. In a dilapidated pub in the centre of a working-class estate, kids and youth workers attempted to find an alternative to ping-pong and 'goody-goody' youth clubs, to boredom and violence. The disco was a success until the kids began to demand live bands, tenants complained, gangs from other estates turned up. Boredom and violence returned.
In telling this story, often in the kids' own words, the authors bring us close up to the disenchanted youth of the seventies, revealing a world where gangs and violence are statements of identity. 'Youth leisure' provision has bypassed the Black Horse teenagers and their peers, and something more than bigger and better table tennis bats are needed; the knives are out on the streets again: it is time to start listening...

Item details

Author(s):
David Robins, Philip Cohen
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1978
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0140219773
ISBN-13:
9780140219777
Number of pages:
203
Publisher:
Penguin
Title:
Knuckle Sandwich: Growing Up in the Working-class City

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Knuckle Sandwich is the story of the rise and fall of the Black Horse disco. In a dilapidated pub in the centre of a working-class estate, kids and youth workers attempted to find an alternative to ping-pong and 'goody-goody' youth clubs, to boredom and violence. The disco was a success until the kids began to demand live bands, tenants complained, gangs from other estates turned up. Boredom and violence returned.
In telling this story, often in the kids' own words, the authors bring us close up to the disenchanted youth of the seventies, revealing a world where gangs and violence are statements of identity. 'Youth leisure' provision has bypassed the Black Horse teenagers and their peers, and something more than bigger and better table tennis bats are needed; the knives are out on the streets again: it is time to start listening...

Author(s):
David Robins, Philip Cohen
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1978
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0140219773
ISBN-13:
9780140219777
Number of pages:
203
Publisher:
Penguin
Title:
Knuckle Sandwich: Growing Up in the Working-class City

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