The Disobedient Generation: Social Theorists in the Sixties

The Disobedient Generation: Social Theorists in the Sixties

by Alan Sica
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226756246

ISBN-13: 9780226756240

Pub. Date: 01/02/2006

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The late 1960s are remembered today as the last time wholesale social upheaval shook Europe and the United States. College students during that tumultuous period—epitomized by the events of May 1968—were as permanently marked in their worldviews as their parents had been by the Depression and World War II. Sociology was at the center of these events,

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The late 1960s are remembered today as the last time wholesale social upheaval shook Europe and the United States. College students during that tumultuous period—epitomized by the events of May 1968—were as permanently marked in their worldviews as their parents had been by the Depression and World War II. Sociology was at the center of these events, and it changed decisively because of them.

The Disobedient Generation collects newly written autobiographies by an international cross-section of well-known sociologists, all of them “children of the ‘60s.” It illuminates the human experience of living through that decade as apprentice scholars and activists, encountering the issues of class, race, the Establishment, the decline of traditional religion, feminism, war, and the sexual revolution. In each case the interlinked crises of young adulthood, rapid change, and nascent professional careers shaped this generation’s private and public selves. This is an intensely personal collective portrait of a generation in a time of struggle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226756240
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/02/2006
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introduction: What Has 1968 Come to Mean?1
Losing Faith21
The Sixties and Me: From Cultural Revolution to Cultural Theory37
Antinomian Marxist48
My Back Pages72
That's Not Why I Went to School94
The Sociology of Power and Justice: Coming of Age in the Sixties114
Life in the Cold129
Becoming a Sociologist in Italy141
A Pragmatist from Germany156
Culture of Life176
Dionysus and the Ideals of 1968196
From Switzerland to Sussex205
Always a Foreigner, Always at Home221
The Two Bodies of May 1968: In Common, in Person252
The 1968 Student Revolts: The Expressive Revolution and Generational Politics272
High on Insubordination285
Ontological Disobedience - Definitely! (Maybe)309
Falling into Marxism; Choosing to Stay325
Index353

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