Ingrid Gilcher-Holtey

Professor with expertise in History of Science and Cultural History
Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology, Bielefeld University, Germany
Discussion – Key Debates, Viewpoints & Interviews

1968 - Revolution of Perception

2018, issue 42, Ingrid Gilcher-Holtey: Despite the internal diversity of the movement of ’68, the protests were all aimed at creating a different society in Western countries. The social imaginary associated with it came with new concepts: “Être libre en 1968”, could be read on a staircase of Sciences Po, “c’est participer” [To be free in 1968 means to participate – ed.]. In 1968, freedom was associated with an expanded concept of democracy, the democratisation of all areas of life.

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