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Clifford, Rebecca; Furst, Juliane; Gildea, Robert; Mark, James; Osęka, Piotr; Reynolds, Chris


Juliane Furst

Robert Gildea

James Mark

Piotr Osęka

Chris Reynolds


Robert Gildea

James Mark

Anette Warring


Chapter 6, ‘Spaces’, explores ways in which different locations were used to construct and communicate revolt and became laboratories of new kinds of politics. It focuses on sites in both western Europe and the communist bloc, and contrasts the opportunities that existed for protesters to challenge the state offensively in 1968, contesting public spaces within universities or on the streets, forging links between students, intellectuals and workers. It highlights the contrasts between different countries based both on nationally specific historical repertoires of protest, and on the ideological nature of the state concerned. In a second phase after 1968, following state repression, protesters retreated into new spaces that were often far from seats of power and not easily controlled by the authorities: a mental asylum, a sheep-farming plateau or an abandoned chapel. These enabled a new kind of politics that was democratic and subversive, simultaneously local and transnational in its reach


Clifford, R., Furst, J., Gildea, R., Mark, J., Osęka, P., & Reynolds, C. (2013). Spaces. In R. Gildea, J. Mark, & A. Warring (Eds.), Europe's 1968: Voices of Revolt (164-192). Oxford University Press.

Online Publication Date Jun 13, 2013
Publication Date 2013-06
Deposit Date Oct 3, 2023
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 164-192
Book Title Europe's 1968: Voices of Revolt
Chapter Number 6
ISBN 9780199587513
Public URL