‘This extraordinary collection is a game-changer. Featuring the cutting-edge work of over forty scholars from across the globe, The Routledge Handbook of the Global Sixties is breathtaking in its range, incisive in analyses, and revolutionary in method and evidence. Here, fifty years after that iconic "1968," Western Europe and North America are finally de-centered, if not provincialized, and we have the basis for a complete remapping, a thorough reinterpretation of the "Sixties."’ —Jean Allman, J.H. Hexter Professor in the Humanities; Director, Center for the Humanities, Washington University in St. Louis

‘This is a landmark achievement. It represents the most comprehensive effort to date to map out the myriad constitutive elements of the "Global Sixties" as a field of knowledge and inquiry. Richly illustrated and meticulously curated, this collection purposefully "provincializes" the United States and Western Europe while shifting the loci of interpretation to Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. It will become both a benchmark reference text for instructors and a gateway to future historical research.’ —Eric Zolov, Associate Professor of History; Director, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, Stony Brook University

‘This important and wide-ranging volume de-centers West-focused histories of the 1960s. It opens up fresh and vital ground for research and teaching on Third, Second, and First World transnationalism(s), and the many complex connections, tensions, and histories involved.’ —John Chalcraft, Professor of Middle East History and Politics, Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science

‘This book globalizes the study of the 1960s better than any other publication. The authors stretch the standard narrative to include regions and actors long neglected. This new geography of the 1960s changes how we understand the broader transformations surrounding protest, war, race, feminism, and other themes. The global 1960s described by the authors is more inclusive and relevant for our current day. This book will influence all future research and teaching about the postwar world.’ —Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs; Professor of Public Affairs and History, The University of Texas at Austin

As the fiftieth anniversary of 1968 approaches, this book reassesses the global causes, themes, forms, and legacies of that tumultuous period. While existing scholarship continues to largely concentrate on the US and Western Europe, this volume will focus on Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. International scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds explore the global sixties through the prism of topics that range from the economy, decolonization, and higher education, to forms of protest, transnational relations, and the politics of memory.

chapter |9 pages


The globalization of the sixties
ByMartin Klimke, Mary Nolan

part I|68 pages

Transnational spaces

chapter 2|12 pages

Liberation in transit

Eduardo Mondlane and Che Guevara in Dar es Salaam
ByAndrew Ivaska

chapter 3|14 pages

Subversive communities and the “Rhodesian Sixties”

An exploration of transnational protests, 1965–1973
ByDan Hodgkinson

chapter 4|14 pages

Building anti-colonial utopia

The politics of space in Soviet Tashkent in the “long 1960s”
ByMasha Kirasirova

chapter 5|12 pages

The meanings of Western Maoism in the global 1960s

ByQuinn Slobodian

part II|51 pages

Foreign and civil wars

chapter 6|11 pages

The revolution before the revolution

Student protest and political process at the end of the Portuguese dictatorship
ByGuya Accornero

chapter 7|12 pages

Red Arabia

Anti-colonialism, the Cold War, and the Long Sixties in the Gulf States
ByToby Matthiesen

chapter 8|13 pages

Making a “second Vietnam”

The Congolese revolution and its global connections in the 1960s
ByPedro Monaville

part III|74 pages

Culture, counterculture, and politics

chapter 10|11 pages

Rebellious bodies

Urban youth fashion in the sixties and seventies in Mali
ByOphélie Rillon

chapter 11|13 pages

Mexico 1968

Events, assessments, and antecedents
ByMary Kay Vaughan

chapter 12|9 pages

Operación amor

Hippies, musicians, and cultural transformation in El Salvador
ByJoaquín M. Chávez

chapter 13|12 pages

A Mediterranean SIXTIES

Cultural politics in Turkey, Greece, and beyond
ByKenan Behzat Sharpe

chapter 14|13 pages

From the Maiak to the Psichodrom

How sixties global counterculture came to Moscow
ByJuliane Fürst

chapter 15|12 pages

East looks West

Belgrade’s young people evaluate Western counterculture and student activism
ByMadigan Fichter

part IV|68 pages

Women, gender, and feminism

chapter 16|19 pages

Hypervisibility and invisibility

Asian/American women, radical orientalism, and the revisioning of global feminism 1
ByJudy Tzu-Chun Wu

chapter 17|13 pages

The global left-feminist 1960s

From Copenhagen to Moscow and New York
ByFrancisca de Haan

chapter 18|14 pages

Unraveling a tradition, or spinning a myth?

Gender critique in Czech society and culture
ByLibora Oates-Indruchová

chapter 19|16 pages

Modernizing Palestinian women

Between colonialism and nationalism— reflections on the 1960s and 1970s
ByIslah Jad

part V|55 pages

The international order

chapter 20|12 pages

Détente and the global sixties

ByMario Del Pero

chapter 21|14 pages

In the wake of Czechoslovakia, 1968

Reflections on Beijing’s split with Moscow and rapprochement with Washington
ByChen Jian

chapter 22|12 pages

“Beautiful Americans”

Peace Corps Iran in the global sixties
ByJasamin Rostam-Kolayi

chapter 23|13 pages

Where was the economy in the global Sixties?

ByMary Nolan

part VI|52 pages


chapter 24|11 pages

1968—a post-colonial phenomenon?

The “Mays” of France and Africa
ByFrançoise Blum

chapter 25|12 pages

May ’68 in Africa

Dakar in the worldwide social movement
ByOmar Gueye

chapter 26|11 pages

1969—Ethiopia’s 1968

ByBahru Zewde

chapter 27|14 pages

Tanzanian Ujamaa in a world of peripheral socialisms

ByPriya Lal

part VII|56 pages


chapter 28|12 pages

The Chinese Sixties

Mobility, imagination, and the Sino-Japanese Friendship Association
ByZachary A. Scarlett

chapter 29|13 pages

The US Cold War and the Japanese student movement, 1947–1973

ByNaoko Koda

chapter 30|11 pages

Making non-dissident youth

The IFYE and agrarian youth in Asia and America
ByGregg Andrew Brazinsky

chapter 31|14 pages

The global sixties in Southeast Asia

Indonesia and Malaysia
ByClaudia Derichs

part VIII|75 pages

The Middle East

chapter 32|14 pages

The Iranian student movement and the making of global 1968

ByManijeh Nasrabadi, Afshin Matin-asgari

chapter 33|12 pages


A different Israeli history 1
ByLutz Fiedler

chapter 34|11 pages

An un-revolutionary decolonization

The 1960s and the United Arab Emirates
ByShohei Sato

chapter 35|14 pages

Cairo and the cultural cold war for Afro-Asia

ByElizabeth M. Holt

chapter 36|10 pages

The revival of protest in Egypt on the eve of Sadat

ByAbdullah Al-Arian

chapter 37|8 pages

Shafiq’s bag of memories

ByMohamed Elshahed

part IX|76 pages

Representations, legacies, and afterlives

chapter 38|31 pages

Disseminating the Tricontinental

ByRobert J. C. Young

chapter 39|16 pages

Heroine of the other America

The East German solidarity movement in support of Angela Davis, 1970–73
BySophie Lorenz

chapter 40|11 pages

Let them eat meat

The literary afterlives of Castro’s and Nasser’s dietary utopias
ByEman Morsi

chapter 41|14 pages

The dialectics of liberation

The global 1960s and the present
ByChristopher Connery