Children of the Dictatorship: Student Resistance, Cultural Politics and the Long 1960s in Greece Kostis Kornetis

ISBN: 9781782380009

Published: November 1st 2013

Hardcover

392 pages


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Children of the Dictatorship: Student Resistance, Cultural Politics and the Long 1960s in Greece  by  Kostis Kornetis

Children of the Dictatorship: Student Resistance, Cultural Politics and the Long 1960s in Greece by Kostis Kornetis
November 1st 2013 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 392 pages | ISBN: 9781782380009 | 10.49 Mb

Putting Greece back on the cultural and political map of the Long 1960s, this book traces the dissent and activism of anti-regime students during the dictatorship of the Colonels (1967-74). It explores the cultural as well as ideological protest ofMorePutting Greece back on the cultural and political map of the Long 1960s, this book traces the dissent and activism of anti-regime students during the dictatorship of the Colonels (1967-74). It explores the cultural as well as ideological protest of Greek student activists, illustrating how these children of the dictatorship managed to re-appropriate indigenous folk tradition for their progressive purposes and how their transnational exchange molded a particular local protest culture.

It examines how the students social and political practices became a major source of pressure on the Colonels regime, finding its apogee in the three day Polytechnic uprising of November 1973 which laid the foundations for a total reshaping of Greek political culture in the following decades.Kostis Kornetis is Assistant Professor at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at New York University. He received his PhD in History and Civilization from the European University Institute, Florence. From 2007 to 2012 he taught in the History Department at Brown University. His research focuses on the history and memory of the 1960s, the methodology of oral history, and the use of film as a source for social and cultural history.



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