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The Routledge Global 1960s and 1970s Series


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As the decades that defined the Cold War, the 1960s and 1970s helped shape the world we live in to a remarkable degree. Political phenomena including the almighty tussle between capitalism and communism, the Arab-Israeli conflict, apartheid in South Africa, uprisings against authoritarianism and independence from colonial rule for a large swathe of the nations of the Global South helped define the period but the sixties and seventies were as much about cultural and social change, with lives the world over altered irretrievably by new standpoints and attitudes. Traditionally, analysis of the era has largely been concerned with superpower posturings and life in Europe and America, but this series, while providing full coverage to such impulses, takes a properly global view of the era.

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Reassessing Japan’s Cold War: Ikeda Hayato's Foreign Politics and Proactivism During the 1960s

Reassessing Japan’s Cold War: Ikeda Hayato's Foreign Politics and Proactivism During the 1960s

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Oliviero Frattolillo
December 20, 2019

As memories of the savage conflict inaugurated by the attack on Pearl Harbor recede, the ethical foundations that influenced post-war interpretations of Japan’s role during the Cold War era are crumbling on different fronts. Retracing Japanese history during the Sixties, this book locates the...

Decolonisation and Regional Geopolitics: South Africa and the ‘Congo Crisis’, 1960-1965

Decolonisation and Regional Geopolitics: South Africa and the ‘Congo Crisis’, 1960-1965

1st Edition

Lazlo Passemiers
March 08, 2019

Decolonisation and Regional Geopolitics argues that as much as the ‘Congo crisis’ (1960-1965) was a Cold War battleground, so too was it a battleground for Southern Africa’s decolonisation. This book provides a transnational history of African decolonisation, apartheid diplomacy, and Southern...

Film and Colonialism in the Sixties: The Anti-Colonialist Turn in the US, Britain, and France

Film and Colonialism in the Sixties: The Anti-Colonialist Turn in the US, Britain, and France

1st Edition

Jon Cowans
December 03, 2018

Relations between Western nations and their colonial subjects changed dramatically in the second half of the twentieth century. As nearly all of the West’s colonies gained their independence by 1975, attitudes toward colonialism in the West also changed, and terms such as empire and colonialism,...

Eurocommunism: From the Communist to the Radical European Left

Eurocommunism: From the Communist to the Radical European Left

1st Edition

Ioannis Balampanidis
November 09, 2018

Eurocommunism constitutes a "moment" of great transformation connecting the past and the present of the European Left, a political project by means of which left-wing politics in Europe effected a definitive transition to a thoroughly different paradigm. It rose in the wake of 1968 – that pivotal...

African Political Activism in Postcolonial France: State Surveillance and Social Welfare

African Political Activism in Postcolonial France: State Surveillance and Social Welfare

1st Edition

Gillian Glaes
July 26, 2018

African Political Activism in Postcolonial France engages with several areas of scholarly inquiry, ranging from the study of immigrants to the investigation of surveillance and the legacy of colonialism. Within migration studies, many important analyses have focused on integration, yielding...

Postcolonial Conflict and the Question of Genocide: The Nigeria-Biafra War, 1967–1970

Postcolonial Conflict and the Question of Genocide: The Nigeria-Biafra War, 1967–1970

1st Edition

A. Dirk Moses, Lasse Heerten
July 13, 2017

This volume is the first, comprehensive and balanced historical account of the momentous Nigeria-Biafra war. It offers a multi-perspectival treatment of the conflict that explores issues such as local experiences of victims, the massive relief campaigns by humanitarian NGOs and international...

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