Memories of May '68: France's Convenient Consensus (French and Francophone Studies)

By: Reynolds, Chris

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This book sheds new light on one of the most significant periods in recent French history, the student revolts of May 1968. These events saw a strictly student-based revolt quickly become an all-out social crisis that threatened the political status quo of the time. In its exposure of a deep-seeded malaise, 1968 has gone on to acquire iconic status as a watershed year in the development of innumerable sectors of French society.Focussing on the portrayal of these events during the subsequent decennial commemorations, Chris Reynolds analyzes the construction of the history of 1968. By highlighting the paradox between the plethora of existing material on 1968 and the relatively narrow frame through which the year's events are viewed, Reynolds raises complex issues concerning the gap between memory and history.

Title: Memories of May '68: France's Convenient Consensus (French and Francophone Studies)

Author Name: Reynolds, Chris

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Publisher: University of Wales Press:

ISBN Number: 0708324150

ISBN Number 13: 9780708324158

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: Z0708324150Z2

Description: 0708324150 Crisp, clean, unread hardcover with light shelfwear to the boards, no dust jacket as issued with a publisher's mark to one edge - Nice!