Here, There, and Everywhere: the '60s as Global History

New School for Social Research: Historical Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
60s as Global History
Fall 2024
Taught By: Jeremy Varon
Section: A

CRN: 17159

Credits: 3

No recent decade has been so powerfully transformative in the United States and much of the world as have the 1960s. The era's protest movements dramatically changed the politics in the West; decolonization struggles altered the balance of global power; and in communist Europe democracy movements set the stage for full-scale revolutions ending the Cold War. We will explore foundational philosophical and theoretical critiques which helped define the global New Left; challenges to empire through struggles for national liberation; the challence to bureaucratic rationality in the Communist World; the world of "policy" and elite agency; numerous "local" arenas of struggle and their implication in international and transnational structures and cultures of dissent. Special focus will be given to the United States, West Germany, France, and Mexico. Readings will be drawn from across disciplines and will include: Marcuse, Katsiaficas, Suri, Klimke, Jameson, Herzog, Joseph, Varon, Ross and Bourg, as well as period documents. The 1960s was also a time of great experimentation in art, music, film, literature and language. Exploring each of these media, the class seeks also to capture the era's experimental spirit, and engage the Sixties as "living history."

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Historical Studies (HST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:54pm EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 701
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/3/2024