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A Revolution of Perception?: Consequences and Echoes of 1968

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A Revolution of Perception?

Consequences and Echoes of 1968

Edited by Ingrid Gilcher-Holtey

216 pages, 16 illus., 1 table, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-78238-379-6 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (August 2014)

eISBN 978-1-78238-380-2 eBook

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“Taken together, the volume’s articles contribute new scholarship to the research on 1968. Its insightful analyses will prove useful for a variety of disciplines including but not limited to history, politics, linguistics, feminist studies, European Studies, Jewish Studies, media, and communication studies.” · Canadian Journal of History


The year “1968” marked the climax of protests that simultaneously captured most industrialized Western countries. The protesters challenged the institutions of Western democracies, confronting powerful, established parties and groups with an opposing force and public presence that negated tra­ditional structures of institutional authority and criticized the basic assump­tions of the post-war order. Exploring the effects the protest movement of 1968 had on the political, social, and symbolic order of the societies they called into question, this volume focuses on the consequences and echoes of 1968 from different perspectives, including history, sociology, and linguistics.

Ingrid Gilcher-Holtey, Professor of Contemporary History at Bielefeld University, is an associated member of the Centre de Sociologie Européenne (CSE/EHESS-Paris). She was visiting professor at Sciences Po, Paris, 1999-2000 as well at St Antony’s College, Oxford, 2008-2009. Her main publications include 1968. Eine Zeitreise (Suhrkamp 2008).

Subject: 20th Century History General Cultural Studies
Area: Europe


List of Illustrations
List of Contributors

Ingrid Gilcher-Holtey


Chapter 1. Re-Thinking the Writer’s Role: Hans Magnus Enzensberger and Cuba or A Story of Self-Censorship
Henning Marmulla

Chapter 2. Global Dimensions of Conflict and Co-operation. Public Protest and the Quest for Transnational Solidarity in Britain, 1968-1973
Steffen Bruendel

Chapter 3. Letters from Amman: Dieter Kunzelmann and the Origins of German Anti-Zionism during the late 1960s
Aribert Reimann


Chapter 4. Politically Relevant or ‘Carnival’?: Echoes of ‘1968’ in German Public Broadcasting
Meike Vogel

Chapter 5. The Transnational Dimension of German Left-Wing Terrorism in the 1970s: The View from Italy
Petra Terhoeven

Chapter 6. Feminist Echoes of 1968: The Women’s Movements in Europe and the United States
Kristina Schulz

Chapter 7. The Politics of Cultural Studies. The New Left and the Cultural Turn in the Social Sciences and Humanities
Rainer Winter

Chapter 8. Revolution in a Word. A Communicative History of Discussion in the German 1968 Protest Movement
Joachim Scharloth


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