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Title The Red years : theory, politics, and aesthetics in the Japanese '68 / edited by Gavin Walker.

Publication Info. London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  952.046 RED    Check Shelf
Description x, 256 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-250) and index.
Summary "The analysis of May 68 in Paris, Berkeley, and the Western world has been widely reconsidered. But 1968 is not only a year that conjures up images of Paris, Frankfurt, or Milan: it is also the pivotal year for a new anti-colonial and anti-capitalist politicsto erupt across the Third World, a crucial and central moment in the history, thought, and politics of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Japan's position -- neither in "the West" nor in the "Third World" -provoked a complex and intense round of mass mobilizations through the 1960s and early 70s. Although the "'68 revolutions" of the Global North -- Western Europe and North America -- are widely known, the Japanese situation remains remarkably under-examined globally.Beginning in the late 1950s, a New Left, independent of the prewar Japanese communist moment (itself of major historical importance in the 1920s and 30s), came to produce one of the most vibrant decades of political organization, political thought, and political aesthetics in the global twentieth century. In the present volume, major thinkers of the Left in Japan alongside scholars of the 1968 movements reexamine the theoretical sources, historical background, cultural productions, and major organizational problems of the 1968 revolutions in Japan." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject Student protesters -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Student movements -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Revolutions -- Japan -- History -- 20th century.
Nineteen sixty-eight, A.D.
Japan -- History -- Shōwa period, 1926-1989.
Japan -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
Nineteen sixty-eight, A.D. (OCoLC)fst01037820
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Revolutions. (OCoLC)fst01096737
Japan. (OCoLC)fst01204082
Chronological Term 1990-1999
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Walker, Gavin, 1979- editor.
Added Title Japanese '68
Japanese 1968
Theory, politics, and aesthetics in the Japanese '68
ISBN 9781788731638 hardcover
1788731638 hardcover
9781786637222 paperback
1786637227 paperback
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