Reactions, developments and legacies of 1968 are topic of new book
The year 1968 was crucial in the history of the 20th century, both in Brazil and in the world. Disagreement became global, with movements in Japan, the United States, Italy and many other countries. Analyzing other angles and perspectives on the “68 moment” and the “time of 1968”, FGV Press will launch the book “1968 em movimento” [1968 in movement], on October 16, at 7 p.m., at Blooks Livraria (Praia de Botafogo, 316. Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro/RJ).
Coordinated by historian Angélica Müller, the publication presents the external connections of important players from that scenario – scholars, students and workers – and, in contrast, the process of militarization of the dictatorship and the assembling of its surveillance and repression scheme, leaving room for discussion and analysis.
“Remembering this year is to clearly think of a culture of dissent, which articulated criticism, politics, society and culture on a global scale. And Brazil was no different”, said Müller.
The book also asks questions, such as if there are still remnants of that time in present day Brazilian society and also how the context of that period of our history has been presented in the last 40 years.
Understanding 1968 as key to the worsening of the military dictatorship, the book presents new approaches for some very well-known – and others little-known – events, with particular attention to the reactions, developments and legacies those events have raised over time.
Go to the website for more information on the book.