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Student Protest

The Sixties and After, 1st Edition

By Gerard J.De Groot


308 pages

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This topical new study takes a new look at the causes, course and consequences of student activism across the world since its heyday in the 1960s. It starts with analyses of some of the most familiar - and romanticised - Sixties protests themselves, in the US, France, Germany, Mexico and Great Britain. It then goes on to examine more recent, and hazardous, examples of student activism, particularly in China, Korea and Iran. Throughout, the tone is hard-headed and analytical, rather than celebratory, exploring the similarities and differences across these protests and asking what they achieved.

The contributors to the volume are: Ingo Cornils; Gerard J. DeGroot; Sylvia Ellis; Sandra Hollin Flowers;

Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi; Bertram M. Gordon; J. Angus Johnston; Alan R. Kluver; Donald J. Mabry; Gunter Minnerup; A.D. Moses; Frank Pieke; Julie Reuben; Barbara Tischler; Nella Van Dyke; Clare White; James L. Wood; Eric Zolov.

Table of Contents

Part One Introduction

1. The Culture of Protest: An Introductory Essay

2. Student Activism in the United States before 1960: An Overview

3. The Location of Student Protest: Patterns of Activism at American Universities in the 1960s

Part Two : The International Student Movement of the 1960s

4. The Eyes of the Marcher: Paris, May 1968 - Theory and its Consequences

5. `A Demonstration of British Good Sense?' British Student Protest during the Vietnam War

6. Protest and Counterculture in the 1968 Student Movement in Mexico

7. `Left, left, Left!': The Vietnam Day Committee 1965-66

8. `The Struggle Continues': Rudi Dutschke's Long March

Part Three: Reaction

9. Two Responses to Student Protest: Ronald Reagan and Robert Kennedy

10. The Mexican Government and Student Conflict: An Essay

11. The State and the Student Movement in West Germany 1967-77

Part Four: Reverberations

12. Reforming the University: Student Protests and the Demand for a `Relevant' Curriculum

13. Coming of Age Under Protest: African American College Students in the 1960s

14.The Refiner's Fire: Anti-War Activism and Emerging Feminism in the Late 1960s

15. Germany 1968 and 1989: The Marginalised Intelligentsia Against the Cold War

Part Five: the Ongoing Battle

16. Student Movements in Confucian Societies: Remembrance and Remonstration in South Korea

17. Between the Shah and the Imam: The Students of the Left in Iran 1977-81

18. The 1989 Chinese People's Movement in Beijing

19. `With a Little Help from Our Friends': Student Activism and the 1992 Crisis at San Diego State University

Notes on the Contributors


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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General