West Germany and the Global Sixties: The Anti-Authoritarian Revolt, 1962–1978

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Cambridge University Press, Oct 10, 2013 - History - 408 pages
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The anti-authoritarian revolt of the 1960s and 1970s was a watershed in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. The rebellion of the so-called '68ers' - against cultural conformity and the ideological imperatives of the Cold War; against the American war in Vietnam; in favor of a more open accounting for the crimes of the Nazi era - helped to inspire a dialogue on democratization with profound effects on German society. Timothy Brown examines the unique synthesis of globalizing influences on West Germany to reveal how the presence of Third World students, imported pop culture from America and England and the influence of new political doctrines worldwide all helped to precipitate the revolt. The book explains how the events in West Germany grew out of a new interplay of radical politics and popular culture, even as they drew on principles of direct-democracy, self-organization and self-determination, all still highly relevant in the present day.
  

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Contents

Space
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BerlinSchoneberg October 21 1967
31
Time
79
against the Emergency Laws Berlin Wedding May 1968
82
October 21 1967
102
Word
116
Sound
155
Internationale Essener Songtage September 1968
156
February 1968
225
Power
234
in front of the Rathaus Schoneberg JohnF KennedyPlatz
237
of school pupils in the Hohenstaufenstrafge Berlin
245
Sex
286
the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile November 3 1973
324
April 11 1968
331
anarchosyndicalist organizations FAICNT
358

kaputt was euch kaputt macht 1971
171
Berlin Charlottenburg April 1971
194
University July 20 1964
202

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About the author (2013)

Timothy Scott Brown is Associate Professor of History at Northeastern University. He is the author of Weimar Radicals: Nazis and Communists between Authenticity and Performance (2009) and co-editor of Between the Avantgarde and the Everyday: Subversive Politics in Europe, 1957 to the Present (with Lorena Anton, 2011).

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