Understanding 1968: the case of Brest

Reynolds, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-3704-8425, 2008. Understanding 1968: the case of Brest. Modern and Contemporary France, 16 (2), pp. 209-222. ISSN 0963-9489

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This article examines the dominance of Paris in how May '68 has been portrayed over the years. It will be argued, through a case-study of the revolt in the Breton city of Brest, that the Paris-centred approach is one that belies the true nationwide aspect of May/June 1968. As one of a range of characteristics, the concentration on the Latin Quarter has helped mould what Kristin Ross has described as the 'official history' of 1968. An examination of how the events were played out within different regional contexts would go a long way towards helping overcome the shortcomings of the increasingly narrow portrayal that has come to dominate the stereotypical image of 1968.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Modern and Contemporary France
Creators: Reynolds, C.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date: 2008
Volume: 16
Number: 2
ISSN: 0963-9489
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 11:07
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:50
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23140

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