Uruguay 1968 is a jewel of a book with rigor and passion markarian reveals the creativity vitality and bravura of the uruguayan left which captured the worlds imagination in the 1960s and holds strong in the global memory of that turbulent decade. In uruguay 1968 student activism from global counterculture to molotov cocktails vania markarian casts us into the barricaded streets of montevideo the capital city during a tumultuous six month period in which high school and university students took up a variety of weapons and tactics to visibly demonstrate the obsolescence of these national myths violently challenge police control of . By exploring the intersection of activism political violence and youth cultureuruguay 1968offers new insights about such subjects as the new left and revolutionary left that are central to our historical understanding of the 1960s across the globe. Uruguay 1968 this guest post is published in conjunction with the meeting of the latin american studies association taking place april 29 may 1 in lima peru
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