'68

Author: Paco Ignacio Taibo II

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1609800664

Category: History

Page: 141

View: 3405

On the night of October 2, 1968, there occurred a bloody showdown between student demonstrators and the Mexican government in Tlatelolco Square. At least two hundred students were shot dead and many more were detained. Then the bodies were trucked out, the cobblestones were washed clean. Detainees were held without recourse until 1971. Official denial of the killing continues even today: In the first week of February 2003, Mexico's Education Secretary Reyes Tamiz ordered a new history textbook that mentions the massacre-Claudia Sierra's History of Mexico: An Analytical Approach-removed from shelves and classrooms. (Public outcry led Tamiz to reverse his decision days later.) No one has yet been held accountable for the official acts of savagery. With provocative, anecdotal, and analytical prose, Taibo claims for history "one more of the many unredeemed and sleepless ghosts that live in our lands." From the Trade Paperback edition.

'68

A Novel

Author: C.W. Spooner

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781462073177

Category: Fiction

Page: 124

View: 2318

'68 is the story of several families living in a small town in Northern California and how they are impacted by the world-changing events of 1968. It is also a story about racial injustice and how, hopefully, we grow beyond it. It is about the lens through which each of us views the world, a work in progress for a lifetime.

NSC 68 and the Political Economy of the Early Cold War

Author: Curt Cardwell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139498231

Category: History

Page: N.A

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NSC 68 and the Political Economy of the Early Cold War re-examines the origins and implementation of NSC 68, the massive rearmament program that the United States embarked upon beginning in the summer of 1950. Curt Cardwell reinterprets the origins of NSC 68 to demonstrate that the aim of the program was less about containing communism than ensuring the survival of the nascent postwar global economy, upon which rested postwar US prosperity. The book challenges most studies on NSC 68 as a document of geostrategy and argues instead that it is more correctly understood as a document rooted in concerns for the US domestic political economy.

Catullus 68

Author: John Sarkissian

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9789004069398

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 57

View: 7425


Summer of '68

The Season That Changed Baseball--and America--Forever

Author: Tim Wendel

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306822482

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 7108

In a year shaped by national tragedy, baseball was shaped by amazing pitching--culminating in a victory by a Detroit Tigers team that faced off against Bob Gibson's St. Louis Cardinals, the 1967 World Series defending champions.

Chicago '68

Author: David Farber

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226237992

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

View: 4298

Entertaining and scrupulously researched, Chicago '68 reconstructs the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago—an epochal moment in American cultural and political history. By drawing on a wide range of sources, Farber tells and retells the story of the protests in three different voices, from the perspectives of the major protagonists—the Yippies, the National Mobilization to End the War, and Mayor Richard J. Daley and his police. He brilliantly recreates all the excitement and drama, the violently charged action and language of this period of crisis, giving life to the whole set of cultural experiences we call "the sixties." "Chicago '68 was a watershed summer. Chicago '68 is a watershed book. Farber succeeds in presenting a sensitive, fairminded composite portrait that is at once a model of fine narrative history and an example of how one can walk the intellectual tightrope between 'reporting one's findings' and offering judgements about them."—Peter I. Rose, Contemporary Sociology

Memories of May '68

France's Convenient Consensus

Author: Chris Reynolds

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 0708324177

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 189

View: 7768

For over forty years now, the French events of 1968 have been the focus of much attention both within France and beyond. While mai 68 is certainly seen as a watershed in the development of French society, a common narrative that portrays it in an increasingly reductive light has become prevalent. In fact it is less and less portrayed as the very serious nationwide crisis and largest strike in French history but more as a bon-enfant tantrum led principally by a spoilt generation of Parisian students intent on wreaking havoc during a period of much required – and today much longed for – political and economic stability. 2008 saw a continuation in the decennial commemorations that have been fundamental in shaping the doxa and thus furnished an excellent opportunity to assess any developments in how these events are represented, perceived and remembered. How and why has the common narrative come to dominate representations? What has been the impact on how the events are perceived by today’s youth? To what extent does this interpretation fall short of painting the entire picture? This study answers such questions by arguing that the memory of 1968 has been shaped and cultivated in such a way that undermines its true magnitude. Why this is the case, who benefits from the dominance of this consensus and to what extent the history of 1968 is retrievable are the questions that underpin Memories of mai 68: France’s Convenient Consensus.

May 68 in French Fiction and Film

Rethinking Society, Rethinking Representation

Author: Margaret Atack

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198715153

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

View: 1581

May 1968 and its aftermath constitute a watershed in contemporary French history. France was brought to a standstill as over 10 million went on strike, factories and campuses were occupied, and pitched battles were fought on the streets of Paris between riot police and students. Its roots were many and varied, its consequences equally diverse, but the slogans and images of May - utopia and spectacle, pure politics and pure play - gained mythic status as founding texts of a new cultural politics. This is the first book-length study of May 68 in French fiction and film. Eight texts, including works by Beauvoir, Cardinal, Godard, and Kristeva, are chosen to present major features of May and its aftermath, and to highlight the importance of language, image, and spectacle in the cultural and intellectual history of an extraordinary event.

May 68

Rethinking France's Last Revolution

Author: Julian Jackson,Anna-Louise Milne,James S. Williams

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230252583

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 9013

An accessible collection of essays about one of the most dramatic moment in France's modern history: the "event" of 1968. Often seen purely as a student revolution, the events of 1968 in fact impacted on almost every aspect of French society – theatre, film, gender relations, sexuality, race and immigration, farmers, workers. This volume of essays, written by young researchers and established scholars from France, Britain and the United States is the only book in English to explore the full diversity of this extraordinary upheaval. It takes us out of Paris to the regions of France, out of the student Latin Quarter into the factories, and shows how the events of 1968 continued to reverberate throughout the next decade, and how their legacy is still highly contested in France today.

May '68 and Its Afterlives

Author: Kristin Ross

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226728001

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 7344

During May 1968, students and workers in France united in the biggest strike and the largest mass movement in French history. Protesting capitalism, American imperialism, and Gaullism, 9 million people from all walks of life, from shipbuilders to department store clerks, stopped working. The nation was paralyzed—no sector of the workplace was untouched. Yet, just thirty years later, the mainstream image of May '68 in France has become that of a mellow youth revolt, a cultural transformation stripped of its violence and profound sociopolitical implications. Kristin Ross shows how the current official memory of May '68 came to serve a political agenda antithetical to the movement's aspirations. She examines the roles played by sociologists, repentant ex-student leaders, and the mainstream media in giving what was a political event a predominantly cultural and ethical meaning. Recovering the political language of May '68 through the tracts, pamphlets, and documentary film footage of the era, Ross reveals how the original movement, concerned above all with the question of equality, gained a new and counterfeit history, one that erased police violence and the deaths of participants, removed workers from the picture, and eliminated all traces of anti-Americanism, anti-imperialism, and the influences of Algeria and Vietnam. May '68 and Its Afterlives is especially timely given the rise of a new mass political movement opposing global capitalism, from labor strikes and anti-McDonald's protests in France to the demonstrations against the World Trade Organization in Seattle.

Chicago '68

Author: David Farber

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226237992

Category: Political Science

Page: 334

View: 5014

Entertaining and scrupulously researched, Chicago '68 reconstructs the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago—an epochal moment in American cultural and political history. By drawing on a wide range of sources, Farber tells and retells the story of the protests in three different voices, from the perspectives of the major protagonists—the Yippies, the National Mobilization to End the War, and Mayor Richard J. Daley and his police. He brilliantly recreates all the excitement and drama, the violently charged action and language of this period of crisis, giving life to the whole set of cultural experiences we call "the sixties." "Chicago '68 was a watershed summer. Chicago '68 is a watershed book. Farber succeeds in presenting a sensitive, fairminded composite portrait that is at once a model of fine narrative history and an example of how one can walk the intellectual tightrope between 'reporting one's findings' and offering judgements about them."—Peter I. Rose, Contemporary Sociology

68: Rule Of War #1

Author: Mark Kidwell

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

View: 3701

In a doom-shadowed Cambodia infested with the living dead, CIA Special Agent Declan Rule and his canine companion Nero stalk a human monster, a neurosurgeon bent on carrying out grisly experiments that turn P.O.W.s into vicious instruments of war. In Vietnam, Private Kuen Yam and his ragtag band of survivors battle their way across a murderous no-man's-land in a desperate search for a ticket to the skies. The war is over, but the battle for humanity's survival has just begun. Courage will be tested, sanity will be pushed to the breaking point and the rules of war...will be broken.

Theranostics, Gallium-68, and Other Radionuclides

A Pathway to Personalized Diagnosis and Treatment

Author: Richard P Baum,Frank Rösch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642279945

Category: Medical

Page: 578

View: 8805

This book is based on contributions presented at the 1st World Congress on Gallium-68 and Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy, which examined recent developments in theranostics – the emerging field of molecular targeting of vectors that can be used for both diagnosis and therapy, when modified accordingly. The focus of this book is on the rapidly developing research into and clinical applications of gallium-68 and other generator-produced PET radionuclides in the personalized diagnosis and treatment of neuroendocrine tumors and other diseases. In addition, new PET radiopharmaceuticals are considered, and the latest ideas and concepts, presented. Theranostics embodies both molecular and personalized medicine. It is at the cutting edge of medicine, and the contents of this volume will be of interest to chemists, physicians, and investigators dealing with generators, PET radiochemistry, molecular imaging, and radionuclide therapy.

68: Homefront #1

Author: Mark Kidwell

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

View: 4035

In 1968, the horrors of the Vietnam war invaded every American living room. On February 13th of that year, a new war began, bringing horror...and hunger home to stay. '68: HOMEFRONT returns the series to the American heartland and the small, sleepy town of Harbinger, Pennsylvania (home of the Heralds) in the first two-issue story arc, "'68: PEECE AND LOVE." Fresh accident victims sit up on morticians' slabs, a busload of visiting athletes rises from wet red asphalt to become an army of the damned, and Jenny Love--homecoming queen, cheerleader, and girl next door--prepares to reveal her deepest secret to the world. A secret in the form of leather-clad town bad boy, Johnny Love.

Schumann -- Album for the Young, Op. 68

Author: Robert Schumann,Willard A. Palmer

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9780739007341

Category: Music

Page: 80

View: 5201

Numerous selections from Schumann's Album for the Young have long been favorites of intermediate students, and few collections fail to include the "Soldier's March," the "Happy Farmer" or the "Wild Horseman." This historically informed edition of the entire collection clearly differentiates the markings of the first edition from Clara Schumann's later-edited version. Discussions of ornamentation and the collection's origin are also included.

68 Syndrome

Author: Darryl R. Whitford

Publisher: Darryl Whitford

ISBN: 0646581287

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 55

View: 1563