Passions of Youth: The Leisure Lives of Working-Class Young Men in Manchester

Passions of Youth was a community project based in Manchester and Salford in which working-class young men in their teens work with historians, youth and community workers and film-makers to acquire new skills in historical research, oral history techniques and film-making. Youth studies and histories of youth have often concentrated on the exceptional and sensational rather than the ordinary and everyday. Passions of Youth used the everyday leisure passions of ‘ordinary’ working-class young men in their teens to contest the negative stereotypes and assumptions frequently made about them.

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