Memories of May ’68

by Chris Reynolds, 2011

This book sheds new light on one of the most significant periods in recent French history, the student revolts of May 1968. 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.

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