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    How 1968 Changed the World: Movements Making History, History Making Movements

    Cox, Laurence (2020) How 1968 Changed the World: Movements Making History, History Making Movements. In: 1968: A Global Approach. European Solidarity Centre, Gdańsk, pp. 15-32.

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    As activists in social movements, we live in the shadow of the “long 1968”, the wave of struggles that shook the world from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s. This is as true in Prague or Derry, with their very different movement histories, as it is in Paris or Chicago, in Bologna or in Mexico City. How we challenge power today, what movements we ally with, how we think about possible futures and how we organise ourselves still depends on the decisive historical moment that was 1968. This article does not seek to celebrate (or condemn) 1968, but to understand a legacy which shapes our own movement landscapes – in order to be better able to think forward to another, more successful attempt at transformation.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: 1968; social movements; revolution; social change;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 14181
    Depositing User: Dr. Laurence Cox
    Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2021 13:24
    Publisher: European Solidarity Centre
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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