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Title: Protests of 1968: The Politics of Memory or the Memory of Politics?
Other Titles: Protesti 1968: politika sećanja ili sećanje na politiku?
Authors: Gvozdem, Vladimir
Keywords: May '68YugoslaviaThe Student MovementThe EventPoliticsMaj '68JugoslavijaStudentskipokretdogađaj,Politika
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Vladimir Gvozdem, "Protests of 1968: The Politics of Memory or the Memory of Politics?" in: "Slavica Tergestina 24 (2020/I)", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, 2020, pp. 95-113
Journal: Slavica Tergestina 
Abstract: 
There are many accounts of student protests from 1968 that have been written by the witnesses of events, and there are also many studies conducted by experts in various fields, but the event itself is difficult to place in wider political narratives. However, the event still seems important for several reasons: it was neither expected nor foreseeable; the mobilisation of the protesters was spontaneous and sudden; key issues included anti-imperialism and corruption; meetings, demonstrations, tracts became everyday life of the protesters; and there was a mix of anarchistic liberalism and practical organisation. Hence, the challenge of re-politicisation seems to be the main heritage of May ’68 as a type of contradictory ferment. Focusing on student protests in Belgrade and their subsequent echoes, this article attempts to shed light on the structural reasons for the discrepancy between the complexity of events and the poverty of experience, or between the politics of memory and the remembrance of politics.

Postoji mnoštvo izvora o studentskim protestima 1968. čiji su autori neposredni svedoci, postoje i mnogobrojni stručni radovi o ovom događaju, ali čini se da se on još uvek teško smešta u širi politički narativ. Međutim, postoji nekoliko aspekata koji ovaj događaj čini i dalje bitnim: kretanja 1968. nisu bila ni očekivana ni predvidljiva; mobilizacija protestanata je bila spontana i trenutna; antiimperijalizam i korupcija su bile važne teme; sastanci, demonstracije, proglasi i leci bili su deo svakodnevice protestanata; protest je bio obeležen mešavinom anarhističkog liberalizma i praktične organizacije. Stoga se čini da je repolitizacija glavni legat koji zbivanja iz 1968. kao protivrečni ferment ostavljaju za sobom. Ovaj članak je pokušaj da se, kroz analizu studentskog protesta u Beogradu i njegovih naknadnih odjeka, pokažu strukturalni razlozi za nesklad između složenosti događaja i siromaštva iskustva, odnosno između politike sećanja i sećanja na politiku.
Type: Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/30672
ISSN: 1592-0291
eISBN: 2283-5482
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
License URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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