Lorenzo Zamponi

Research fellow in Sociology and Political Science
Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence, Italy
Research Areas: social movements, memory and media.
Discussion – Key Debates, Viewpoints & Interviews

The Past in Action: Memories of 1968 in the Italian and Spanish Student Movements

2018, issue 42, Lorenzo Zamponi: 1968 was a crucial year in the history of student contention. Both in Italy and in Spain, the end of the 1960s was the apex of longer waves of mobilisation that marked the political upbringing of a whole generation. Nevertheless, the memory of 1968 is significantly different in the two countries, and this has considerable consequences on the capacity of contemporary student movements to appropriate it and use it.

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