Syllabus/achievement requirements

All readings are compulsory. Students are expected to discuss readings in class, so students should do all assigned reading for each session before class.

Readings marked with an asterisk (*) are available in a compendium which can be bought at the Akademika bookstore at Blindern campus. Please bring your student ID card and registration confirmation with you when you buy compendiums.


1. The International System and 1968

Immanuel Wallerstein and Sharon Zukin, “1968, Revolution in the World System: Theories and Queries,” Theory and Society 18, no. 4 (July 1989): 431-49. 19 pages


*Odd Arne Westad, The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007), 180-94. 15 pages


*Arif Dirlik, “The Third World,” in 1968: The World Transformed, ed. Caroline Fink, Philipp Gassert, and Detlef Junker (Washington, DC: German Historical Institute and Cambridge University Press, 1998), 295-317. 23 pages


*Alan Brinkley, “1968 and the End of Liberal America,” in 1968: The World Transformed, ed. Caroline Fink, Philipp Gassert, and Detlef Junker (Washington, DC: German Historical Institute and Cambridge University Press, 1998), 219-36. 18 pages


Lien-Hang Nguyen, “Revolutionary Circuits: Toward Internationalizing America and the World,” Diplomatic History 39, no. 3 (June 2015): 411-22. 12 pages


Subtotal: 87 pages



2.   Black, Red and Yellow

Stephen Tuck, “Malcolm X’s Visit to Oxford University: U.S. Civil Rights, Black Britain, and the Special Relationship on Race,” American Historical Review 118, no. 1 (2013): 76-103. 27 pages


*Robin D. G. Kelley, Freedom Dreams: The Radical Black Imagination (Boston: Beacon Press, 2002), 67-100. 34 pages


*Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Radicals on the Road: Internationalism, Orientalism, and Feminism during the Vietnam Era (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2013), 136-62. 28 pages


Subtotal: 89 pages



3.   Religion and Globalization

*Melani McAlister, “The Body in Crisis: Congo and the Transformation of Evangelical Internationalism, 1960-65,” in Outside In: The Transnational Circuitry of US History, ed. Andrew Preston and Doug Rossinow (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), 123-52. 30 pages


Gerd-Rainer Horn, “European Left Catholicism in the Long Sixties: Fact or Fiction?” Histoire@Politique 30, no. 3 (2016): 155-66. 12 pages


David R. Swartz, “Embodying the Global Soul: Internationalism and the American Evangelical Left,” Religions 3, no. 4 (September 2012): 887-901. 15 pages


Richard Ivan Jobs, “Youth Movements: Travel, Protest, and Europe in 1968,” American Historical Review 114, no. 2 (April 2009): 376-404. 29 pages


Subtotal: 86 pages



4.   Gender and Transnationalism: 1968 and After

Sara M. Evans, “Sons, Daughters, and Patriarchy: Gender and the 1968 Generation,” American Historical Review 114, no. 2 (April 2009): 331-47. 17 pages


Jocelyn Olcott, “Cold War Conflicts and Cheap Cabaret: Performing Politics at the 1975 United Nations International Women’s Year Conference in Mexico City,” Gender and History 22, no. 3 (November 2010): 733-54. 23 pages


Ian Lekus, “Queer Harvests: Homosexuality, the US New Left, and the Venceremos Brigade to Cuba,” Radical History Review, No. 89 (2004): 57-91. 35 pages


Subtotal: 75 pages



5.   Interpreting 1968

Max Elbaum, “What Legacy from the Radical Internationalism of 1968?” Radical History Review No. 82 (2002): 37-64. 28 pages


Jeremi Suri, “The Rise and Fall of an International Counterculture, 1960-1975,” American Historical Review 114, no. 1 (February 2009): 45-68. 24 pages


Tor Egil Førland, “Cutting the Sixties Down to Size: Conceptualizing, Historicizing, Explaining,” Journal for the History of Radicalism 9, no. 2 (Fall 2015): 125-48. 24 pages


*Doug Rossinow, “The New Left: The American Impress,” in Reframing 1968, ed. Martin Halliwell and Nick Witham (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press, 2018). 32 pages


Subtotal: 108 pages



Total: 445 pages

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