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Eastern-European 1968s?

Adrian George Matus


The concepts of ‘long 1968’ and ‘counterculture’ compete in order to define the same cultural movement. Depending on the cultural context, historians used both of them to broadly define the same idea. Yet the whole situation becomes more complex when explaining the protests in Eastern and Central Europe of the late 1960s. In this paper, I argue that the protests from Eastern and Central Europe were the result of a diffusion from Western Europe as well as an evolution of locally-generated situations.


the long 1968; Roszak; Promises of 1968; East-Central Europe

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Published : 2019-12-23

Matus, A. (2019). Eastern-European 1968s?. Review of International American Studies, 12(2), 71-88.

Adrian George Matus
European University Institute, Florence, Italy  Italy

Adrian Matus is a PhD researcher at the European University Institute in Florence. He is a member of the Nationalism Working Group and his current research is focused on spectra of 1968 in Eastern and Central Europe.

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