Lec 23 - May 1968

"Lec 23 - May 1968" France Since 1871 (HIST 276) The student protests of May 1968 in France were linked to international protests against the American war in Vietnam and other political and social consequences of the Cold War. In many respects, the terrible condition of many schools in France that led students to revolt remains a problem. Recent attempts to impose American-style reforms on the university system have met with protests that echo some of the demands made in '68; although, other conditions for revolution seem as though they may never again be realized in the same way. 00:00 - Chapter 1. A Protest around the World: The Revolutionary Moment of 1968 09:18 - Chapter 2. The Crisis in the French University System 17:05 - Chapter 3. The Student Demonstrations 26:34 - Chapter 4. The Workers' Strikes 30:07 - Chapter 5. The Common Cause of Students and Workers: Against the Brutalization of Human Relations in the Capitalist Age of Technology 41:41 - Chapter 6. The Inadequacy of the Gaullist Response: A Sincere Revolution without Direction Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Fall 2007.

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