1968 in Europe: A History of Protest and Activism, 1956-1977 - download pdf or read online

By Martin Klimke, Joachim Scharloth

ISBN-10: 0230606202

ISBN-13: 9780230606203

A concise reference for researchers at the protest routine of the Sixties and Seventies, this publication covers the background of some of the nationwide protest hobbies, the transnational elements of those routine, and the typical narratives and cultures of reminiscence surrounding them. www.1968ineurope.com

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Volkscultuur. Een inleiding in de Nederlandse etnologie (Nijmegen: SUN, 2000); Gerard C. de Haas, De onvoorziene generatie. Essays over jeugd, samenleving en cultuur (Amsterdam: Wetenschappelijke Uitgeverij, 1966). 10. Robert Lumley, States of Emergency. Cultures of Revolt in Italy from 1968 to 1978 (London: Verso, 1990) 11. Arthur Marwick, The Sixties: Cultural Revolution in Britain, France, Italy and the United States (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998), 11. 12. Todd Gitlin, The Whole World Is Watching: Mass Media in the Making and Unmaking of the New Left (Berkeley; London: University of California Press, 1980).

During an official university event, students delivered the pamphlet, β€œOn the Poverty of Student Life,” to the rector. ”11 For this reason the Strasbourg revolt, which received regional media attention, was the first clear precursor of the student demonstrations of 1968. I. actions had very few direct consequences, and thus the group was viewed as a sect that concentrated on publishing theoretical texts. Only in May 1968 were they involved in the movement in a more direct way. During this period, they were organizationally involved in political debate, first during the occupation of the Sorbonne and then in the Conseil pour le maintien des occupations, which supported the wild demonstrations and factory occupations.

The greatest obstacle on the way to international cooperation was the attitude toward Communism. Most peace groups gave way to public pressure and presented a strictly anti-Communist ideology so as not to be suspected of Communist subversion. This led to conflicts with those (mainly radical pacifist) organizations that rejected Communism but were in favor of an open-door policy, or a line of policy that allowed for some dialogue with organizations from the Eastern Bloc. Because even these positions were hard to unite, cooperation with the World Peace Council seemed impossible, even though organization with a clearly Communist leadership had many sections all over Europe (in both West and East) and could have offered a good logistical base for international cooperation.

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