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MODL1100
Unit 6: 1968, a year of transnational protest

Politics, Culture and Society, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Dr Andrew Delatolla
A.Delatolla@leeds.ac.uk
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 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/jan/20/1968theyearofrevolt.features

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxxvMZ_KoPA

https://www.theguardian.com/observer/gallery/2008/jan/17/1

Anti-Vietnam War demonstrations in London, 1968: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXFII8x2BXs&feature=youtu.be

Mao’s little red book: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34932800

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 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/from-the-archive-blog/2018/apr/06/paris-students-demonstrations-may-1968

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/may/29/paris-students-meet-with-brutal-repression-archive-1968

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. https://isreview.org/issue/111/south-african-student-protests-1968-2016

Becker, Heike Africa’s 1968: Protests and Uprisings across the Continent (2018) http://roape.net/2018/05/31/africas-1968-protests-and-uprisings-across-the-continent/

Becker, Heike ‘Global 1968’ on the African continent https://www.focaalblog.com/2018/02/09/heike-becker-global-1968-on-the-african-continent/

Stafford, Andy Senegal: May 1968, Africa’s Revolt https://mg.co.za/article/2018-08-10-00-1968-the-year-that-africa-shaped-the-us/

https://africasacountry.com/2018/10/has-may-of-68-been-forgotten-in-africa

This list was last updated on 16/03/2020