1968 In Retrospect: History, Theory, Alterity

Hardcover | August 15, 2009

EditorGurminder K Bhambra, Ipek Demir

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This volume examines the protest movements of 1968 from innovative perspectives. With contributions from leading social theorists the book reflects on the untold narratives of race, gender and sexuality and critically addresses the standard theoretical assumptions of 1968 to discuss overlooked perspectives.

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This volume examines the protest movements of 1968 from innovative perspectives. With contributions from leading social theorists the book reflects on the untold narratives of race, gender and sexuality and critically addresses the standard theoretical assumptions of 1968 to discuss overlooked perspectives.

GURMINDER K. BHAMBRA is Assistant Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of Warwick, UK. She is author of Rethinking Modernity: Postcolonialism and the Sociological Imagination, which won the 2008 Philip Abrams Memorial Prize for best first book in Sociology, and co-editor (with Robbie Shilliam) of Silencing Human Rig...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.8 × 5.6 × 0.72 inPublished:August 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230229328

ISBN - 13:9780230229327

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Introduction: 1968 in Retrospect; G.K.Bhambra & I.Demir
PART I: RETHINKING HISTORICAL NARRATIVES
Freedom Now: 1968 as a Turning Point for Black American Student Activism; P.Hill Collins
Shes Leaving Home! Repositioning Women in the Narratives of the Sixties; L.Segal
Outsiders, Deviants and Countercultures: Subterranean Tribes and Queer Imaginations in 1968; K.Plummer
PART II: THEORETICAL ENGAGEMENTS
From 1968 to 1951: How Habermas turned Marx into Parsons;  J. Holmwood
Critical Theory and Crisis Diagnosis: The Reconciliation of Reason and Revolution after 1968; T.Skillington
On Totalitarianism: The Continuing Relevance of Herbert Marcuse; S.Hornstein
Everyone longs for a Master: Lacan and 1968; S.Frosh
PART III: OTHER VOICES
May 1968 and the Postcolonial Immigrant in France: Mobilisation, Encounter, Difference; M.A.Bracke
Turning to Africa: Politics and Student Resistance in Africa since 1968; L.Zeilig
Riding the Waves: Feminism, Lesbian and Gay Politics, and the Transgender Debates; S.Hines
On the Limits of our Political Imagination? Interrogating the Other; M.Panu
Conclusion: When did 1968 End?; W.Outhwaite