Students of the Eros Era

Students have always taken to the streets; from as early as the Middle Ages, students have exercised their political voices. But the student protests of the 20thcentury were beyond movements that were at one time fleeting, and fragmented. This podcast takes the listener back to France 1968 and South Korea 1980, and explains how two seemingly disconnected protests, which ended in bloody battles and military suppression, are examples of a worldwide social phenomenon unique to the 20thcentury.

Bio

Erika Grimshaw is a 2018 University of Warwick graduate who currently holds an Assistant Ombudsman position at the UK’s first Rail Ombudsman.

 

Credits

Special thanks to:

  • Dr Illan Rua Wall, Associate Professor at the School of Law, Warwick University.
  • Lisa Heledd Jones, Director of Storyworks UK.
  • Professor George Katsiaficas, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Massachusetts
  • Professor Gerard DeGroot, University of St Andrews
  • Language students at the University of Warwick

Articles

  • Berger S, ‘Politics and Antipolitics in Western Europe in the Seventies’’ (1979) 108(1) Daedalus
  • Boudon R, ‘Sources of Student Protest in France’ (1971) 395 The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
  • Jean A, ‘The Socio-Economic Background of the Gwangju Uprising’ (2003) 25(2) New Political Science
  • Mahoney D J, ‘1968 and the Meaning of Democracy’ (Fall 2008) The Intercollegiate Review

Books

  • Chubb D L, Contentious Activism and Inter-Korean Relations (Columbia University Press 2014)
  • Katsiaficas G, The Imagination of the New Left: A Global Analysis of 1968 (South End Press 1987)
  • The Subversion of Politics: European Autonomous Social Movements and the Decolonization of Everyday Life (AK Press 2007)
  • Lewis L S, Laying Claim to the Memory of May: A Look Back at the 1980 Kwangju Uprising (University of Hawaii Press 2002)
  • Touraine A (translated by Leonard F. X Mayhew) The May Movement (Random House 1971)

Contributed Works

  • Fields A B, ‘The Revolution Betrayed: The French Student Revolt of May-June 1968’ in Seymour Martin Lipset and Philip G. Altbach Students in Revolt (Houghton Mifflin Company 1969)
  • DeGroot G, ‘Introductory Essay’ in Gerard J. DeGroot, Student Protest The Sixties and After (Addison Wesley Longman 1998)
  • Gordon Bertram, ‘The Eyes of the Marcher: Paris, May 1968- Theory and Its Consequences’ in Gerard J. DeGroot, Student Protest The Sixties and After (Addison Wesley Longman 1998)
  • Klimke M and Scharloth J, ‘1968 in Europe: An Introduction’ in Martin Klimke and Joachim Scharloth, 1968 in Europe: A History of Protest and Activism, 1956-1977 (Palgrave Macmillan 2008)
  • Lipset S M, ‘Students and Politics in Comparative Perspective’ in Seymour Martin Lipset and Philip G. Altbach, Students in Revolt (Houghton Mifflin Company 1969)
  • Lipset S M, ‘The Possible Effects of Student Activism on International Politics’ in Seymour Martin Lipset and Philip G. Altbach, Students in Revolt (Houghton Mifflin Company 1969)
  • Pinner F A, ‘Western European Student Movements Through Changing Times’ in Seymour Martin Lipset and Philip G. Altbach Students in Revolt (Houghton Mifflin Company 1969)
  • Rootes C, ‘Student Activism in France: 1968 and After’ in Philip G. Cerny, Social Movements and Protest in France (Frances Pinter Publishers 1982)
  • Whalen J and Flacks R, Beyond the Barricades The Sixties Generation Grows Up (Temple University Press 1989)

Websites

  • Han C, ‘Kwangju Uprising’ (Encyclopaedia Britannica)
  • ‘May 1968 events in France’ (Wikipedia)

Music and Sound Effects

  • Orchestral Suspense Loop 1
  • Orchestral Suspense Loop 3
  • Accordion
  • Dramatic Uprising Pulse
  • Nine Lies the Heart
  • HopefulAmbience1
  • UTS-15 Shotgun with pump action
  • 9mm gunshot
  • Big Crash
  • Angry Mob
  • Rowdy Crowd
  • Rewind of a magnetic tape
  • Tape recorder rewind
  • AM static
  • Army Helicopter
  • Car Burning

(All music sourced from users of Freesound.org)

 

 

 

 

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