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Rethinking Social Movements after '68: Selves and Solidarities in West Germany and Beyond

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Rethinking Social Movements after '68

Selves and Solidarities in West Germany and Beyond

Edited by Belinda Davis, Friederike Brühöfener, and Stephen Milder

382 pages, 1 illus., bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-80073-565-1 $155.00/£115.00 / Hb / Published (July 2022)

eISBN 978-1-80073-566-8 eBook

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“A volume on social movements in the 1970s and 1980s is very welcome and timely. Now that there exists a solid corpus of monographs on the Long Sixties, serious research on the 1970s is slowly beginning to see the light of day – less so on the 1980s. Thus, Rethinking Social Movements after ’68 will begin to fill a growing need.” • Gerd-Rainer Horn, Sciences Po


The year 1968 has widely been viewed as the only major watershed moment during the latter half of the twentieth century. Rethinking Social Movements after ’68 takes on this conventional approach, exploring the spaces, practices, organization, ideas and agendas of numerous activists and movements across the 1970s and 1980s. From the Maoist Communist League to the women’s movement, youth center movement, and gay liberation movement, established and emerging scholars across Europe and North America shed new light on the development of modern European popular politics and social change.

Belinda Davis is Professor of History at Rutgers University. She is author or co-editor of five books, including Changing the World, Changing Oneself: Political Protest and Transnational Identities in 1960s/70s, West Germany and the U.S. (Berghahn Books, 2010) (co-edited with M. Klimke, C. MacDougall, and W. Mausbach); and The Inner Life of Politics: Extraparliamentary Opposition in West Germany, 1962-1983 (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).

Friederike Brühöfener is Associate Professor of History at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, where she also serves as Director of Multidisciplinary Studies. She is the co-editor, together with Karen Hagemann and Donna Harsch, of Gendering Post-1945 German History: Entanglements, published by Berghahn Books in 2019.

Stephen Milder is Assistant Professor of European Politics and Society at the University of Groningen and Research Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich. He is the author of Greening Democracy: The Anti-Nuclear Movement in West Germany and Beyond, 1968-1983 (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Subject: History: 20th Century to PresentCultural Studies (General)
Area: EuropeGermany


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