The Routledge Global 1960s and 1970s Series

As the decades that defined the Cold War, the 1960s and 1970s helped shape the world we live in to a remarkable degree. Political phenomena including the almighty tussle between capitalism and communism, the Arab-Israeli conflict, apartheid in South Africa, uprisings against authoritarianism and independence from colonial rule for a large swathe of the nations of the Global South helped define the period but the sixties and seventies were as much about cultural and social change, with lives the world over altered irretrievably by new standpoints and attitudes. Traditionally, analysis of the era has largely been concerned with superpower posturings and life in Europe and America, but this series, while providing full coverage to such impulses, takes a properly global view of the era.

  • Reassessing Japan’s Cold War: Ikeda Hayato's Foreign Politics and Proactivism During the 1960s book cover

    Reassessing Japan’s Cold War

    Ikeda Hayato's Foreign Politics and Proactivism During the 1960s, 1st Edition

    By Oliviero Frattolillo

    As memories of the savage conflict inaugurated by the attack on Pearl Harbor recede, the ethical foundations that influenced postwar interpretations of Japan’s role during the Cold War era are crumbling on different fronts. Retracing Japanese history during the Sixties, this book locates the…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
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    The Routledge Global 1960s and 1970s Series

  • Decolonisation and Regional Geopolitics: South Africa and the ‘Congo Crisis’, 1960-1965 book cover

    Decolonisation and Regional Geopolitics

    South Africa and the ‘Congo Crisis’, 1960-1965, 1st Edition

    By Lazlo Passemiers

    Decolonisation and Regional Geopolitics argues that as much as the ‘Congo crisis’ (1960-1965) was a Cold War battleground, so too was it a battleground for Southern Africa’s decolonisation. This book provides a transnational history of African decolonisation, apartheid diplomacy, and Southern…

    Hardback – 2019-03-08
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  • Film and Colonialism in the Sixties: The Anti-Colonialist Turn in the US, Britain, and France book cover

    Film and Colonialism in the Sixties

    The Anti-Colonialist Turn in the US, Britain, and France, 1st Edition

    By Jon Cowans

    Relations between Western nations and their colonial subjects changed dramatically in the second half of the twentieth century. As nearly all of the West’s colonies gained their independence by 1975, attitudes toward colonialism in the West also changed, and terms such as empire and colonialism,…

    Hardback – 2018-12-03
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  • Eurocommunism: From the Communist to the Radical European Left book cover

    Eurocommunism

    From the Communist to the Radical European Left, 1st Edition

    By Ioannis Balampanidis

    Eurocommunism constitutes a "moment" of great transformation connecting the past and the present of the European Left, a political project by means of which left-wing politics in Europe effected a definitive transition to a thoroughly different paradigm. It rose in the wake of 1968 – that pivotal…

    Hardback – 2018-11-09
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  • African Political Activism in Postcolonial France: State Surveillance and Social Welfare book cover

    African Political Activism in Postcolonial France

    State Surveillance and Social Welfare, 1st Edition

    By Gillian Glaes

    African Political Activism in Postcolonial France engages with several areas of scholarly inquiry, ranging from the study of immigrants to the investigation of surveillance and the legacy of colonialism. Within migration studies, many important analyses have focused on integration, yielding…

    Hardback – 2018-07-26
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    The Routledge Global 1960s and 1970s Series

  • Postcolonial Conflict and the Question of Genocide: The Nigeria-Biafra War, 1967–1970 book cover

    Postcolonial Conflict and the Question of Genocide

    The Nigeria-Biafra War, 1967–1970, 1st Edition

    Edited by A. Dirk Moses, Lasse Heerten

    This volume is the first, comprehensive and balanced historical account of the momentous Nigeria-Biafra war. It offers a multi-perspectival treatment of the conflict that explores issues such as local experiences of victims, the massive relief campaigns by humanitarian NGOs and international…

    Hardback – 2017-07-13
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    The Routledge Global 1960s and 1970s Series