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The Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties

Between protest and nation-building

Edited by: Chen Jian , Martin Klimke , Masha Kirasirova , Mary Nolan , Marilyn Young , Joanna Waley-Cohen

Print publication date:  February  2018
Online publication date:  February  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138557321
eBook ISBN: 9781315150918
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315150918
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?This extraordinary collection is a game-changer. Featuring the cutting-edge work of over forty scholars from across the globe, The Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties is breathtaking in its range, incisive in analyses, and revolutionary in method and evidence. Here, fifty years after that iconic "1968," Western Europe and North America are finally de-centered, if not provincialized, and we have the basis for a complete remapping, a thorough reinterpretation of the "Sixties."? ?Jean Allman, J.H. Hexter Professor in the Humanities; Director, Center for the Humanities, Washington University in St. Louis

?This is a landmark achievement. It represents the most comprehensive effort to date to map out the myriad constitutive elements of the "Global Sixties" as a field of knowledge and inquiry. Richly illustrated and meticulously curated, this collection purposefully "provincializes" the United States and Western Europe while shifting the loci of interpretation to Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. It will become both a benchmark reference text for instructors and a gateway to future historical research.? ?Eric Zolov, Associate Professor of History; Director, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Stony Brook University

?This important and wide-ranging volume de-centers West-focused histories of the 1960s. It opens up fresh and vital ground for research and teaching on Third, Second, and First World transnationalism(s), and the many complex connections, tensions, and histories involved.? ?John Chalcraft, Professor of Middle East History and Politics, Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science

?This book globalizes the study of the 1960s better than any other publication. The authors stretch the standard narrative to include regions and actors long neglected. This new geography of the 1960s changes how we understand the broader transformations surrounding protest, war, race, feminism, and other themes. The global 1960s described by the authors is more inclusive and relevant for our current day. This book will influence all future research and teaching about the postwar world.? ?Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs; Professor of Public Affairs and History, The University of Texas at Austin

As the fiftieth anniversary of 1968 approaches, this book reassesses the global causes, themes, forms, and legacies of that tumultuous period. While existing scholarship continues to largely concentrate on the US and Western Europe, this volume will focus on Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. International scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds explore the global sixties through the prism of topics that range from the economy, decolonization, and higher education, to forms of protest, transnational relations, and the politics of memory.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Transnational connections of the global sixties as seen by a historian of Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Liberation in transit Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Subversive communities and the “Rhodesian Sixties” Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Building anti-colonial utopia Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The meanings of Western Maoism in the global 1960s Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The revolution before the revolution Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Red Arabia Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Making a “second Vietnam” Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Australia, the long 1960s, and the winds of change in the Asia-Pacific Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Rebellious bodies Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Mexico 1968 Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Operación amor  Download PDF
Chapter  13:  A Mediterranean SIXTIES Download PDF
Chapter  14:  From the Maiak to the Psichodrom Download PDF
Chapter  15:  East looks West Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Hypervisibility and invisibility Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The global left-feminist 1960s Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Unraveling a tradition, or spinning a myth? Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Modernizing Palestinian women Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Détente and the global sixties Download PDF
Chapter  21:  In the wake of Czechoslovakia, 1968 Download PDF
Chapter  22:  “Beautiful Americans” Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Where was the economy in the global Sixties? Download PDF
Chapter  24:  1968—a post-colonial phenomenon? Download PDF
Chapter  25:  May ’68 in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  26:  1969—Ethiopia’s 1968 Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Tanzanian Ujamaa in a world of peripheral socialisms Download PDF
Chapter  28:  The Chinese Sixties Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The US Cold War and the Japanese student movement, 1947–1973 Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Making non-dissident youth Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The global sixties in Southeast Asia Download PDF
Chapter  32:  The Iranian student movement and the making of global 1968 Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Matzpen Download PDF
Chapter  34:  An un-revolutionary decolonization Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Cairo and the cultural cold war for Afro-Asia Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The revival of protest in Egypt on the eve of Sadat Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Shafiq’s bag of memories Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Disseminating the Tricontinental Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Heroine of the other America Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Let them eat meat Download PDF
Chapter  41:  The dialectics of liberation Download PDF
Contributors Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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