THE THIRD WORLD IN THE GLOBAL 1960s
Edited by Samantha Christiansen & Zachary A. Scarlett
“The editors and the authors are to be commended for creating this fascinating and important volume. By giving sustained attention to the 1960s in the so-called “Third World,“ while exploring the status of the very idea of the “Third World“ internationally, the book both expands and unsettles common understandings of the “global Sixties.“ It is a vital addition to the accumulating body of knowledge on the 1960s and the means by which the world has become increasingly interconnected.“
- Jeremy Varon, The New School
Hardback: ca. 236, 18 ills
Publisher: Berghahn Books (Oct '12/June '15)
Prices: Hb $72.00/£42.00 Pb $29.95/£18.50
ABOUT THE VOLUME.
Decades after the massive student protest movements that consumed much of the world, the 1960s remain a significant subject of scholarly inquiry. While important work has been done regarding radical activism in the United States and Western Europe, events in what is today known as the Global South - Asia, Africa, and Latin America - have yet to receive the requisite attention they deserve.
This volume inserts the Third World into the study of the 1960s by examining the local and international articulations of youth protest in various geographical, social, and cultural arenas. Rejecting the notion that the Third World existed on the periphery, it situates the events of the 1960s in a more inclusive context, building a richer, more nuanced understanding of the Global 1960s that better reflects the dynamism of the period.
"Historians of the burgeoning field of the global 1960s will welcome the contributions the volume makes."
"The wide ranging analytical span offered by this volume, is most gratifying, resulting in a truly successful global historical undertaking."
– Neue Politische Literatur
"Essential reading for all scholars of the global 1960s. Christiansen and Scarlett have brought together an extraordinary group of contributors. They challenge readers to think about the vector and velocity of political change in the long Sixties era by grounding their work in the fierce struggles for freedom in what was once called 'the Third World.'"
– David Farber, Temple University
"[A]n exciting contribution to the ongoing globalization of the historical conception of ‘1968.’ The global South has been almost invisible in the historical scholarship on this vital topic up to now, and this volume marks an important step forward in the rectification of that imbalance. The individual essays make for stimulating reading, and fairly burst with new information and insights from histories around the world, histories whose urgency has not dimmed with the passage of time."
– Doug Rossinow, author of Visions of Progress: The Left-Liberal Tradition in America
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
Samantha Christiansen and Zachary A Scarlett
Part I. Crossing Borders: The Idea of the Third World and the Global 1960s
Chapter 1. A Shared Space of Imagination, Communication, and Action: Perspectives on the History of the "Third World"
Chapter 2. China’s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and the Imagination of the Third World
Chapter 3. Politics and Periodicals in 1960s India: The Naxalite Movement
Chapter 4. Liberation Struggle and Humanitarian Aid – International Solidarity Movements and the "Third World" in the 1960s
Part II. Fresh Battles in Old Struggles: New Voices and Modes of Expression
Chapter 5. "A More Systemic Fight for Reform": University Reform, Student Movements, Society, and the State in Brazil, 1957-1968
Chapter 6. "Speaking the Language of Protest": African Student Rebellions at the Catholic Major Seminary in Colonial Zimbabwe, 1965-1979
Chapter 7. 1968 and the Context of Apartheid: Students, Race, and Politics in South Africa
Chapter 8. Brother Wally and De Burnin’ of Babylon: Walter Rodney’s Impact on the Reawakening of Black Power, the Birth of Reggae, and Resistance to Global Imperialism
Part III. Unfinished Business: Challenging the State’s Revolution
Chapter 9. June 4th 1969: Violence, Political Imagination, and the Student Movement in the Congo
Chapter 10. Revolution on the National Stage: Mexico, the PRI, and the Student Movement in 1968
Chapter 11. Students, Identity and Strategic Alliance Building: The Emergence of University Students as a Political Opposition Force in Indonesia in the 1960s
Chapter 12. Putting up a United Front: MAN in the Rebellious Sixties in the Philippines
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