May '68 : Shaping Political Generations.
- Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2018.
- Protest and Social Movements Ser.
Protest and Social Movements Ser.
1 online resource (325 pages)
- Protest movements-France-20th century.
- Electronic books.
Table of contents
List of acronyms and political organisations
The autobiographical origins of my research
Partially unsatisfying representations of May '68
The biographical consequences of activism in May '68
Generating the 'generations of '68'
Political socialisation and events
A sociology of post-'68 trajectories
History of the study
A specific and controllable corpus
Articulating statistics and life histories
1 The roots of participation in May '68
The matrices of participation in May '68
Politics and religion: a family affair
Family transmission of dispositions towards activism
The politicisation of religious commitments
The transformations of conditions for students and women
When upward social mobility makes activists
When personal crises resonate with political crises
2 Shaping the event: Socialisation effects and registers of participation
May '68: the same event for everyone?
Different reactions to the study reveal different representations of the events
A statistical analysis of the forms of participation in May '68?
How did the event influence the participants?
Socialisation by reinforcement and socialisation by maintenance
Socialisation by awareness-raising and by conversion
Improbable encounters, emotions, and politicisation
3 The long-term consequences of May '68
The social space of '68ers' destinies
The political event as a trigger for activism
Trajectories inflected by participation in May '68
Generational impact forty years later
Comparing political destinies
Activists today: a generation effect?
4 Working to avoid social reproduction
Students in factories and workers in universities: inversed trajectories.
Becoming an établi to "go among the masses"
Workers at university: Gilles, from postal worker to professor
Socially improbable encounters "overlooked"
Activism through popular education
François, revolution through popular education
Louis: community work through formal qualifications
1972: The confrontation between militant approaches to community work and official qualifications
1975-1983: the golden days of the popular education revolution
1980s: professionalization and disenchantment
The 1990s: re-enchantment and professional evolution
Conclusion: activism and social mobility
5 Changing one's life to change the world? The politicisation of the private sphere
Politicising the private sphere
Family: I hate you!
Marital breakdowns: a consequence of May '68?
Turning to psychoanalysis: a therapy for fractured habitus?
Redefining the role of parents
Anne: remaining faithful to the break
1949-1968: the baby boom blues
1970-1974: Maoism, becoming an établi, theatre, communal living and motherhood
Sparking a peasant revolt: from disillusion to disillusion
1973-1975: communes, LSD, depart for New York, feminism
1975-1980: journalism, squats and psychoanalysis: slowly climbing out of the margins
1982-1986: reintegration through journalism
1986-2008: perpetuating the openness of possibilities - in spite of everything
6 Micro-units of Generation '68
Social conditions for the identification with "generation '68"
Men shaped 1968, but women were shaped by 1968? Gendered generations
Feminists from left-wing middle classes, politicised with the Vietnam War
Depressed and downwardly mobile single women
What became of the '68ers: a range of futures
First generational unit: The importance of the Algerian War among the eldest interviewees.
Second-generational unit: Earning their stripes against the Vietnam War
Third generational unit: Interviewees politicised with May '68
7 A ricochet effect on the next generation?
Strong family political transmission
Different inheritors, different profiles
A dissocialised generation
Dealing with dissocialisation
The social space of the second generation
Transmission of activism: intergenerational (dis)continuities?
(Re)inventing anti-authoritarian activism
Inheriting the need to make sense of one's life through activism
Conclusion: The Event, a frame for political resocialisation
List of interviews conducted with the ex-'68ers cited
List of interviews conducted with the "children of ex-'68ers" cited
Micro-units of Generation '68
List of text boxes, figures and tables
Box 1 Michèle, from the JAC to Maoism, via Algeria
Box 2 Evolutions in the French school system
Box 3 Coding types of activism after May '68
Box 4 Interpreting the logistic regression
Box 5 From Marx to Bourdieu, professional conversions into social science research
Box 6 Socially differentiated exits from marginalisation
Box 7 Forms of children's resistance to non-conformity
Box 8 Statistical description of the profiles of activist inheritors
Box 9 Gaël: from the factory to university via Bourdieu
Figure 1 Influential figures in the political development of future '68ers
Figure 2 Activism and upward social mobility
Figure 3 The four socialising effects of the event
Figure 4 Intensity of participation and continuation of activism
Figure 5 The influence of prior politicisation on the continuation of activism.
Figure 6 Reconversions of dispositions for protest into the professional sphere
Figure 7 The social space of '68ers' destinies
Figure 8 Summary of different types of consequences from participation in May '68
Figure 9 Age and communal living
Figure 10 Coping with the dissonance between aspirations and abilities to satisfy them
Figure 11 Living with children
drawing from Cabu
Figure 12 A girl sticks out her tongue at the red flag
Figure 13 The social space of the second generation
Table 1 Parental political orientations
Table 2 From the genesis of dispositions for protest to their activation
Table 3 The diversity of representations of May '68
Table 4 The decisive factors for current activism (logistic regression)
Table 5 The influence of May '68 on everyday life by gender
Table 6 Deconstructing the feeling of generational belonging
Table 7 Determining factors in the feeling of belonging to a "generation '68" (logistic regression)
Table 8 Two generations of political preferences
Table 9 The limits of family transmission
Table 10 Challenges to the everyday order and the political order
Table 11 Synthesis of the seven profiles of inheritance.
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- Whittaker, Vicki.
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- Print version: Pagis, Julie May '68
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