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The Resource The spirit of '68 : rebellion in Western Europe and North America, 1956-1976, Gerd-Rainer Horn

The spirit of '68 : rebellion in Western Europe and North America, 1956-1976, Gerd-Rainer Horn

Label
The spirit of '68 : rebellion in Western Europe and North America, 1956-1976
Title
The spirit of '68
Title remainder
rebellion in Western Europe and North America, 1956-1976
Statement of responsibility
Gerd-Rainer Horn
Title variation
Spirit of sixty-eight
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In virtually all corners of the Western world, 1968 witnessed a highly unusual sequence of popular rebellions. In Italy, France, Spain, Vietnam, the United States, West Germany, Czechoslovakia, Mexico, and elsewhere, millions of individuals took matters into their own hands to counter imperialism, capitalism, autocracy, bureaucracy, and all forms of hierarchical thinking. Recent reinterpretations have sought to play down any real challenge to the socio-political status quo in these events, but Gerd-Rainer Horn's book offers a spirited counterblast. 1968, he argues, opened up the possibility that economic and political elites on both sides of the Iron Curtain could be toppled from their position of unnatural superiority to make way for a new society where everyday people could, for the first time, become masters of their own destiny. Furthermore, Horn contends, the moment of crisis and opportunity culminating in 1968 must be seen as part of a larger period of experimentation and revolt. The ten years between 1956 and 1966, characterized above all by the flourishing of iconoclastic cultural rebellions, can be regarded as a preparatory period which set the stage for the non-conformist cum political revolts of the subsequent 'red' decade (1966-1976)."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horn, Gerd-Rainer
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Europe, Western
  • United States
  • Social movements
  • Social movements
Label
The spirit of '68 : rebellion in Western Europe and North America, 1956-1976, Gerd-Rainer Horn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-251) 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
  • 1.
  • Outcasts, dropouts, and provocateurs : nonconformists prepare the terrain.
  • p. 5
  • 2.
  • Under the cobblestones lies the beach : student activism in the 1960s.
  • p. 54
  • 3.
  • Vogliamo Tutto : the working-class dimension of '1968'.
  • p. 93
  • 4.
  • Left, left, left : the old, the new, and the far left.
  • p. 131
  • 5.
  • Participatory democracy : the meaning of '1968'.
  • p. 190
  • Conclusion : a moment of crisis and opportunity.
  • p. 228
Control code
ocm71807826
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 254 p.
Isbn
9780199276660
Lccn
2006039433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The spirit of '68 : rebellion in Western Europe and North America, 1956-1976, Gerd-Rainer Horn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [241]-251) 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
  • 1.
  • Outcasts, dropouts, and provocateurs : nonconformists prepare the terrain.
  • p. 5
  • 2.
  • Under the cobblestones lies the beach : student activism in the 1960s.
  • p. 54
  • 3.
  • Vogliamo Tutto : the working-class dimension of '1968'.
  • p. 93
  • 4.
  • Left, left, left : the old, the new, and the far left.
  • p. 131
  • 5.
  • Participatory democracy : the meaning of '1968'.
  • p. 190
  • Conclusion : a moment of crisis and opportunity.
  • p. 228
Control code
ocm71807826
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 254 p.
Isbn
9780199276660
Lccn
2006039433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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