May 1968 Events: About Some Effects

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Lecturer of Department of Political Theory
Affiliation: Moscow State Institute of International Relations (University) of MFA of Russia
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 10

The article is dedicated to the protest actions that took place in 1968 in Paris. Initially the strike comprised radical student’s groups; however, the French labor movement rapidly joined the protesters  provoking de Gaulle’s resignation. The author primarily examines events May from the prospective of social philosophy and cultural studies, adding the issues from sociology, political psychology and a number of other disciplines. Thinking of 1968 events, the author takes into account current tendencies in the development of socio-political thought and poses a number of questions that make it possible to analyze the protests actions in terms of broad theoretical framework. What was the reason for the rapid consolidation of the initially politically antagonistic student and labor movements in France? What does the reflection of the 1968 in art show us?

Keywordspolitical sociology, social philosophy, marxism, neo-marxism, the new left, constructivism, structuralism, post-structuralism, agency-structure debate
Publication date13.10.2019
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