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The politics of socialism and the West German “1968”

Citation
Nehring H (2014) The politics of socialism and the West German “1968”. Sixties, 7 (2), pp. 155-177. https://doi.org/10.1080/17541328.2015.1027609

Abstract
This article discusses the place of a politics of socialism around the West German "1968." In order to do so, it focuses on a network of activists who cannot be adequately described as either student protesters or a cultural avant-garde and who are often neglected in the Anglophone literature as well as more mainstream accounts of the German "1968." This article zooms in on activists linked to the left wing of the SPD, in particular its former front organizations, such as the "Friends of Nature," trade union youth organizations. It traces the transformation of this network from the early 1960s into the 1970s.

Keywords
socialism; 1968; “Falcons”; "Friends of Nature”; trade unionism; Socialist Bureau; cultural politics

Journal
Sixties: Volume 7, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Author(s)Nehring, Holger
Publication date31/12/2014
Publication date online19/05/2015
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN1754-1328
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