Children of the dictatorship : student resistance, cultural politics, and the "Long 1960s" in Greece
- Kostis Kornetis.
- New York : Berghahn Books, 2013.
- Physical description
- xvii, 373 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
- Protest, culture and society ; v. 10.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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- Kornetis, Kostis.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages -359) and index.
- List of Figures Abbreviations Introduction Chapter 1. A Changing Society * Universities between Progression and Regression * Student Activism * Teds and ye-yes: Youth culture * Generation Z * Continuities and ruptures in contentious politics Chapter 2. Phoenix with a Bayonet * Passivity, Consensus, Resistance * Tidying up the university * '68 as a point of reference * Life is Elsewhere: Greek Students Abroad * "The first square meters of liberated Greek soil" * The Greek Carbonari * Home-grown revolutionaries * The terrible solitude of Rigas Feraios * The historical generation retires Chapter 3. A Mosquito on a Bull * Competing youth cultures * Heirs and defectors * Tale of two cities * Political opportunities * Technocracy and its discontents * Marx's children * The Reformists * The Robespierres * The "other" among student groups Chapter 4. Cultural Warfare * Media and Publishing Strategies * The arrival of the 3 M's in Colonels' Greece * Cinema as a Gun * "Tickets to freedom": Theater * The musical culture wars * Gendered militancy and "sexual revolution" * Revolutionizing everyday life Chapter 5. Ten Months that Shook Greece * The Movement Gains Prestige * "Anything But May '68": The Law School occupations * The Cost of Participation * A "glocal" movement * The mission of the youth * "This is what Revolution must be like": The Polytechnic events * The copycat occupation * After the Revolution * Metapolitefsi and beyond Epilogue * "Everything Links" * Events * Medium-length: Utopias and outcomes * Future's past: Cultural changes Bibliography * Interviews * Periodicals * Archives * Published Sources * Secondary Sources * Film * Documentaries * Television Documentaries * Music.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Putting Greece back on the cultural and political map of the "Long 1960s, " this book traces the dissent and activism of anti-regime students during the dictatorship of the Colonels (1967-74). It explores the cultural as well as ideological protest of Greek student activists, illustrating how these "children of the dictatorship" managed to re-appropriate indigenous folk tradition for their "progressive" purposes and how their transnational exchange molded a particular local protest culture. It examines how the students' social and political practices became a major source of pressure on the Colonels' regime, finding its apogee in the three day Polytechnic uprising of November 1973 which laid the foundations for a total reshaping of Greek political culture in the following decades.
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- Publication date
- Protest, culture and society ; Volume 10
- 9781782380009 (hardback : alk. paper)
- 1782380000 (hardback : alk. paper)
- 9781782380016 (institutional ebook)
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