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Title The Politics of Authenticity : Countercultures and Radical Movements across the Iron Curtain, 1968-1989 / ed. by Joachim C. Häberlen, Mark Keck-Szajbel, Kate Mahoney
Published New York; Oxford : Berghahn Books, [2018]


Description 1 online resource (308 p.)
Series Protest, Culture & Society ; 25
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Chapter 1. Revolution as a Quest for an Authentic Life: The 1960s and 1970s in Italy -- Chapter 2. Authenticity through Transgression: Small Acts of Resentment in Post-1968 Czechoslovakia -- Chapter 3. The Political, Emotional, and Therapeutic: Narratives of Consciousness-Raising and Authenticity in the English Women's Liberation Movement -- Chapter 4. A Genealogy of a Politics of Subjectivity: Guy Hocquenghem, Homosexuality, and the Radical Left in Post- 1968 France -- Chapter 5. New Feminism, Women's Subjectivity, and Feminist Politics: Conceptual Transfers and Activist Inspirations in Yugoslavia in the 1970s and 1980s -- Chapter 6 Women's Bodies and Feminist Subjectivities in West Germany -- Chapter 7. The Rise of a New Consciousness: Lesbian Activism in East Germany in the 1980s -- Chapter 8. The Italian Movement of 1977 and the Cultural Praxis of the Youthful Proletariat -- Chapter 9. The Struggle for the Minds of the Youth: The Securitate and Musical Countercultures in Communist Romania -- Chapter 10. Punk Authenticity: Difference across the Iron Curtain -- Chapter 11. Humanitarianism on Stage: Live Aid and the Origins of Humanitarian Pop Music -- Chapter 12. Embedded Abstractions: Authenticity, Aura, and Abject Domesticity in Hamburg's Hafenstraße -- Afterword. Concluding Thoughts: Authenticity's Visual Turn -- Index
Summary Following the convulsions of 1968, one element uniting many of the disparate social movements that arose across Europe was the pursuit of an elusive "authenticity" that could help activists to understand fundamental truths about themselves--their feelings, aspirations, sexualities, and disappointments. This volume offers a fascinating exploration of the politics of authenticity as they manifested themselves among such groups as Italian leftists, East German lesbian activists, and punks on both sides of the Iron Curtain. Together they show not only how authenticity came to define varied social contexts, but also how it helped to usher in the neoliberalism of a subsequent era
Analysis 20th century
consciousness raising
east german lesbian activists
eastern europe
historical study
iron curtain
italian leftists
modern european history
politics of authenticity
punk culture
radical movements
social contexts
social history
social issues
social movements
social problems
soviet bloc countries
soviet russia
Notes In English
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 04. Okt 2022)
Subject Authenticity (Philosophy) -- Social aspects -- Communist countries
Authenticity (Philosophy) -- Social aspects -- Europe
Social movements -- Communist countries
Social movements -- Europe
HISTORY / Social History.
Social movements
Communist countries
Form Electronic book
Author Blaylock, Sara, contributor.
Bühner, Maria, contributor.
Freeland, Jane, contributor.
Hayton, Jeff, contributor.
Häberlen, Joachim C., contributor.
Häberlen, Joachim C., editor.
Idier, Antoine, contributor.
Keck-Szajbel, Mark, contributor.
Keck-Szajbel, Mark, editor.
Lóránd, Zsófia, contributor.
Mahoney, Kate, contributor.
Mahoney, Kate, editor.
Marin, Manuela, contributor.
Mariscalco, Danilo, contributor.
Möckel, Benjamin, contributor.
Smith, Jake P., contributor.
Ventrone, Angelo, contributor.
Yörümez, Barış, contributor.
LC no. 2018042198
ISBN 9781789200003