Gender and 1968

Call for papers

Call for Articles for Edited Volume
Gender and '68 in Comparative Perspective

Abstract and cv: September 1, 2000
Article Draft: June 15, 2001

Through the lens of gender, this volume invokes "68" to then decenter nostalgic views of privileged student movements at metropoles like Paris, Chicago, and Berekely by locating these movements in relation to struggles around race, imperialism, revolution, colonialism, labor, sexuality, and militarism. Thus, the volume aligns stresses on the center with other struggles of the era. Foregrounding the gendered dynamics of these struggles, the volume promises to challenge the snapshots of '68 encoded in official memory, placing that moment in a more cosmopolitan context.

We welcome articles (reviewed until June 2000: approx. 30 pgs with endnotes and bibliography) that deal with economic shifts, social contestations, cultural reconfigurations, and political struggles around citizenship and nation-state formation in the period from the mid-1960s through the early 1970s. We especially welcome contributions on Prague, Japan, the Netherlands, Mexico, Paris, Chicago, and Berkeley, as well as other sites whose location as periphery or province has usually excluded them from the story of '68, especially places in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. Abstracts (reviewed until Sept. 2000) should outline historical sources and methodology as well as theoretical framework and should be accompanied by a 1 paragraph professional bio in addition to the cv.

Please direct all inquiries to the editors: Lessie Jo Frazier (History, USC, Columbia SC 29208 USA; and Deborah Cohen (

Posted: 22 May 2000