Graduate Reading Seminar | Fear and Loathing in West Germany: Startling Memories of Activist Youth

Date: 02/28/2013 - 03/01/2013
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Location: 130/132 John Hope Franklin Center



Creating Participatory Democracy: Green Politics in Germany since 1983

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This reading is drawn from a book in progress concerning the “inner life” of extraparliamentary activtists in the Federal Republic, ca. 1962 to 1983. The book examines how so many young West Germans came to oppositional politics, what sustained their activism over the course of decades, and how this activism redefined politics altogether. The study reconsiders the relevance of this political participation today, while also highlighting the deforming effects of some of the conventional narratives that have formed the “afterlives” of this period.


*Co-convenors: Carolina Seminars; Center for European Studies, Duke University; Center for European Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill; Center for Jewish Studies, Duke University; Department of History, UNC-Chapel Hill; Heinrich Böll Stiftung, North America; Institute for the Arts and Humanities, UNC-Chapel Hill*