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The Imaginary Revolution

Parisian Students And Workers In 1968

By Michael (Michael M.) Seidman

The events of 1968 have been seen as a decisive turning point in the Western world of even mythical significance. The author takes a critical look at "May 1968" and questions whether the events were in fact as "revolutionary" as French and foreign commentators have indicated. His conclusions are rather more ambivalent: culturally, he argues, the student movement changed little that had not already been challenged and altered in the late fifties and early sixties. The workers' strikes led to fewer working hours and higher wages, but these reforms reflected the secular demands of the French labor movement. "May 1968" was remarkable not because of the actual transformations it wrought but rather by virtue of the revolutionary power that much of the media and most scholars have attributed to it and which turned it into a symbol of a youthful, renewed, and freer society in France and beyond.

Michael Seidman received his Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam. He is the author of Workers against Work: Labor in Barcelona and Paris during the Popular Fronts, (1991) (Japanese translation, 1998) and of Republic of Egos: A Social History of the Spanish Civil War, (2002) (Spanish translation, 2003). His articles have appeared in British, American, Spanish, French, German, and Chinese journals. He has taught at Rutgers University and currently teaches at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington

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2004

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1571816755


Format: Book
Author: Seidman, Michael (Michael M.)
Title: The imaginary revolution : Parisian students and workers in 1968 / Michael Seidman.
Publisher Date: New York : Berghahn Books, 2004.
Subject: Riots -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century College students -- Political activity -- France -- History -- 20th century. Working class -- France -- Paris -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century. Radicalism -- France -- History -- 20th century Paris (France) -- History -- 1944- France -- Politics and government -- 1958-
Isbn: 1571816755 (alk. paper) 1571816852
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Format: Book
Author: Seidman, Michael (Michael M.)
Title: The imaginary revolution : Parisian students and workers in 1968 / Michael Seidman.
Publisher, Date: New York : Berghahn Books, 2004.
Description: x, 310 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series: International studies in social history
Series: International studies in social history
Subjects: Riots -- France -- Paris -- History -- 20th century
Subjects: College students -- Political activity -- France -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: Working class -- France -- Paris -- Political activity -- History -- 20th century.
Subjects: Radicalism -- France -- History -- 20th century
Subjects: Paris (France) -- History -- 1944-
Subjects: France -- Politics and government -- 1958-
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 290-299) and index.
LCCN: 2003063940
ISBN: 1571816755 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 1571816852
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Call Number: 944.3610836 Sei