Larrikins

Larrikins : A History

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Australia has often been said to possess a ?arrikin streak,?from the Stiffy and Mo cartoons and the true-blue Crocodile Hunter to the characters in the silent film The Sentimental Bloke. When it first emerged around 1870, larrikin was a term of abuse, used to describe teenage, working-class hell-raisers who populated dance halls and cheap theaters, and this account journeys through the street-based youth subculture known as larrikinism between 1870 and 1920, swerving through the streets of Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. Offering a glimpse into the lives of Australia? first larrikins?nd discussing bare-knuckle fighting, football-barracking, and knicker-flashing teenage girls?t charts the development of Australia? larrikinism and presents fascinating historical perspectives on current youth issues, including gang violence, racist riots, and raunchy culture among adolescent girls.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • University of Queensland Press
  • Australia
  • 0702247758
  • 9780702247750

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