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The sixties was a time of dramatic change and conflict: a historical moment in which new questions were asked, old answers were rejected, and societies across the globe turned unexpected corners in politics and culture. The Global Sixties examines the decade, as well as its build-up and aftermath, in an interdisciplinary, global context, emphasizing connections - both real and imagined - within and across nationally defined environments. Balancing the global and local experience of the sixties, the book provides a clear narrative of key political and cultural developments and builds an understanding of politics in the sixties that is multidimensional and global in scope. It explores concepts of identity, popular culture and social experimentation using examples and case studies drawn from multiple environments. Emphasizing the shared social, political and emotional repertoire of the sixties, the book builds a narrative that captures the confusion and cohesion of the era.Complete with illustrations, questions for discussion, links to further resources and a companion website, this will be a vital resource for students studying the global sixties, as well as 20th-century world history and contemporary social movements.