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Reframing 1968

American Politics, Protest and Identity

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The first 50-year retrospective of the most tumultuous year the 1960s for activism and radical politicsThe assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr and Robert Kennedy. Gay rights, women's rights and civil rights. The Black Panthers and the Vietnam War. The New Left and the New Right. 1968 was a tumultuous year for US politics.50 years on, 'Reframing 1968' explores the historical, political and social legacy of 1968 in modern protest movements. The contributors look at how protest has changed in the US, from Students for a Democratic Society and the Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960s, to the Women's Movement in the 1970s, through to the contemporary visibility of the Tea Party and the Occupy movement.14 new interdisciplinary essays investigate the legacy of modern protest movements in the United StatesGives you a micro-history of 1968, framed within a broader historical and political understanding of modern protestSpans political trends, social movements, public figures, ideologies and cultural channelsContributorsStefan M. Bradley, Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA.Simon Hall, University of Leeds, UK.Martin Halliwell, University of Leicester, UK.Penny Lewis, City University of New York, USA.Daniel Matlin, King's College London, UK.Sharon Monteith, University of Nottingham, UK.Andrew Preston, University of Cambridge, UK.Doug Rossinow, University of Oslo, Norway.Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Loyola University Chicago, USA.Stephen Tuck, University of Oxford, UK.Anne M. Valk, Williams College, Massachusetts, USA.Stephen J. Whitfield, Brandeis University, Massachusetts, USA.Nick Witham, Institute of the Americas, University College London, UK.

Product code: 9780748698936

ISBN 9780748698936
No. Of Pages 332
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H234xW156
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Reframing 1968 explores the historical, political and social legacy of 1968 in modern protest movements. 14 interdisciplinary essays look at how protest has changed in the US, from Students for a Democratic Society and the Civil Rights Movement in the late 1960s, to the Women's Movement in the 1970s, through to the Tea Party and Occupy.