Skip to main content

Unit 6: 1968, a year of transnational protest

Politics, Culture and Society, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Dr Andrew Delatolla
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

1968: general background

Caute, David 1968: The Year of the Barricades (London 1988)

Gildea, Robert, Mark, James & Warring, Annette eds. Europe’s 1968. Voices of Revolt (OUP 2013). Conclusion: Europe’s 1968 (pages 326-338).   Available online 

Katsiaficas, George The Imagination of the New Left. A Global Analysis of 1968 (South End Press, 1987).

Klimke, Martin & Scharloth, Joachim (eds) 1968 in Europe. A History of Protest and Activism, 1956-1977 (Palgrave 2008) Chapter 1 ‘1968 in Europe. An Introduction’ (1-9)    

Mark Kurlansky 1968. The Year that Rocked the World (Jonathan Cape, 2004) Chapter 1 (3-24)   Available online

Anti-Vietnam War demonstrations in London, 1968:

Mao’s little red book:

1968 in France

Caute, David The Year of the Barricades (London, 1988) Chapter 11 ‘France: Students and Workers’   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Cerny, Philip ed. Social Movements and Protest in France (Continuum, 1982) ‘Student activism and in France’ (17-45)   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Hewlett, Nick 2018 ‘Disorder, les forces de l’ordre and the re-ordering of capitalism in May–June 1968’ Modern & Contemporary France, 26 (2): 115-128.    

Reynolds, Chris Memories of May ‘68. France’s convenient consensus. (University of Wales Press 2011) Introduction (1-10)   Available online

1968 in Africa:

H Becker (2018); Dissent, disruption, decolonization: South African student protests, 1968 to 2016, International Socialist Review, Issue 111 (Winter 2018-19): 31-47.

Becker, Heike Africa’s 1968: Protests and Uprisings across the Continent (2018)

Becker, Heike ‘Global 1968’ on the African continent

Stafford, Andy Senegal: May 1968, Africa’s Revolt

This list was last updated on 16/03/2020