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1968 : A Social Movement Sui Generis


This contribution starts out with a brief survey of key events in 'global 1968', which is defined as a social movement mobilization cycle lasting, approximately, from 1956 to 1976. After a discussion of key overall determinants engendering this particular moment of crises and opportunities, '1968' is then analyzed as the very first-ever transcontinental revolt, a tripartite rebellion linking up protest movements in various parts of the world: radical students and workers in First World countries, anti-bureaucratic dissident currents in the Second World; and national liberation movements in the Third World.



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Gerd-Rainer Horn. 1968 : A Social Movement Sui Generis. Stefan Berger; Holger Nehring. The History of Social Movements in Global Perspective: A Survey, Palgrave Macmillan, pp.515-541, 2017, Palgrave studies in the history of social movements, 9781137304254. ⟨10.1057/978-1-137-30427-8_18⟩. ⟨hal-03208249⟩
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