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- DescriptionToo often the protests of the 1960s are narrowly confined to the events of one year - 1968 - or to the same familiar set of countries. This welcome book offers broader vistas that includes European countries, big and small, from both sides of the Iron Curtain. In doing so, the authors allow us to transcend worn national narratives and reflect more broadly on how a whole continent was changed by the promise of global change and revolution. This book is thus an important addition for anyone seriously studying Europe in the postwar period. * James C. Kennedy, Author of Building New Babylon: The Netherlands in the 1960s, Professor of Dutch History since the Middle Ages, University of Amsterdam A wonderful work of collaborative and comparative history, truly international in scope. The authors teach at universities in nine different European nations, plus the United States and Japan. (...) The book will be of immense value to a wide range of specialists and can also be profitably read by anyone who lived through and wants to understand better the excitement, pain, trauma, and occasional triumphs of 1968, looking backward to 1960 and ahead to 1980 to place that extraordinary year in perspective. * David L. Schalk, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of History, Emeritus Vassar College Abandoning the usual Cold War-oriented narrative of postwar European protest and opposition movements, this volume offers an invative, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive perspective on two decades of protest and social upheaval in postwar Europe. It examines the mutual influences and interactions among dissenters in Western Europe, the Warsaw Pact countries, and the naligned European countries, and shows how ideological and political developments in the East and West were interconnected through official state or party channels as well as a variety of private and clandestine contacts. Focusing on issues arising from the cross-cultural transfer of ideas, the adjustments to institutional and political frameworks, and the role of the media in staging protest, the volume examines the romanticized attitude of Western activists to violent liberation movements in the Third World and the idolization of imprisoned RAF members as martyrs among left-wing circles across Western Europe.
- Author BiographyMartin Klimke is a Research Fellow at the German Historical Institute, Washington, DC and the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) at Heidelberg University, Germany. He is the author of The Other Alliance: Student Protest in West Germany and the United States in the Global Sixties (2010) and A Breath of Freedom: The Civil Rights Struggle, African American GIs, and Germany (with Maria Hohn, 2010). He also co-edited 1968. Handbuch zur Kultur- und Mediengeschichte der Studentenbewegung (2007); 1968 in Europe. A History of Protest and Activism, 1956-77 (2008); and Changing the World, Changing Oneself: Political Protest and Collective Identities in West Germany and the U.S. in the 1960s and 1970s (2010). Jacco Pekelder is Senior Lecturer at the History Department of Utrecht University and Fellow (2010-2011) at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Wassenaar (NIAS). From 2002 to 2007 he was Research Coordinator of the Germany Institute at Amsterdam University (DIA). His publications include Die Niederlande und die DDR: Bildformung und Beziehungen, 1949-1989 (2002) and Sympathie voor de RAF. De Rote Armee Fraktion in Nederland, 1970-1980 (2007). Joachim Scharloth is Professor at Dokkyo University, Tokyo. His research focuses on the history of language, socio-linguistics, social movements, as well as discourse semantics. He is the author of Sprachnormen und Mentalitaten. Sprachbewusstseinsgeschichte in Deutschland im Zeitraum von 1766 und 1785 (2005) and co-editor of 1968. Handbuch zur Kultur- und Mediengeschichte der Studentenbewegung (2007), as well as 1968 in Europe. A History of Protest and Activism, 1956-77 (2008).
- PublisherBerghahn Books
- Date of Publication01/04/2011
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleProtest, Culture and Society
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 7
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerghahn Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight645 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byJacco Pekelder,Joachim Scharloth,Martin Klimke
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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