1968, the world transformed / edited by Carole Fink, Philipp Gassert, and Detlef Junker.

Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
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1968: The World Transformed presents a global perspective on the tumultuous events of the most crucial year in the era of the Cold War. By interpreting 1968 as a transnational phenomenon, authors from Europe and the United States explain why the crises of 1968 erupted almost simultaneously throughout the world. Together, the eighteen chapters provide an interdisciplinary and comparative approach to the rise and fall of protest movements worldwide. The book represents an effort to integrate international relations, the role of media, and the cross-cultural exchange of people and ideas into the history of that year. 1968 emerges as a global phenomenon because of the linkages between domestic and international affairs, the powerful influence of the media, the networks of communication among activists, and the shared opposition to the domestic and international status quo in the name of freedom and self-determination.
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  • Introduction / Carole Fink, Philipp Gassert, and Detlef Junker
  • Tet and the crisis of hegemony / George C. Herring
  • Tet on tv: U.S. Nightly News reporting and presidential policy making / Chester J. Pach
  • American economic consequences of 1968 / Diane B. Kunz
  • Czechoslovak crisis and the Brezhnev Doctrine / Mark Kramer
  • Ostpolitik: the role of the Federal Republic of Germany in the process of détente / Gottfried Niedhart
  • China under siege: escaping the dangers of 1968 / Nancy Bernkopf Tucker.
  • 1968 and the unraveling of liberal America / Alan Brinkley
  • March 1968 in Poland / Jerzy Eisler
  • May 1968 in France: the rise and fall of a new social movement / Ingrid Gilcher-Holtey
  • Laboratory of postindustrial society: reassessing the 1960s in Germany / Claus Leggewie
  • Third world in 1968 / Arif Dirlik
  • Revolt against the establishment: students versus the press in West Germany and Italy / Stuart J. Hilwig
  • Changing nature of the European working class: the rise and fall of the "New Working Class" (France, Italy, Spain, Czechoslovakia) / Gerd-Rainer Horn.
  • Women's movement in East and West Germany / Eva Maleck-Lewy and Bernhard Maleck
  • 1968: a turning point in American race relations? / Manfred Berg
  • Revival of holocaust awareness in West Germany, Israel, and the United States / Harold Marcuse
  • Nuclear threat ignored: how and why the campaign against the bomb disintegrated in the late 1960s / Lawrence S. Wittner.
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