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Sep
22
9:15 AM09:15

Rethinking the Legacy of 1968: Left Fields and the Quest for Common Ground

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Hosted by The Centre for Cultural  Studies Research, University of East London.

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A day of discussions bringing together different generations of writers, researchers and activists to consider the political and cultural legacies of 1968, and their bearing on the future prospects for a more democratic, equal and participatory society. Our aim is to help rekindle the intellectual excitement that characterised the political counter culture of the Sixties but focused on contemporary issues.

Keynote
‘1968’, Coming of Age Stories and the Quest for Uncommon Ground. Phil Cohen.
Introduced and chaired by Andrew Calcutt.

Plenary
To at last create a legacy in which there is no turning back: the politics of memory and hope in uncertain times. With Anthony Barnett, Darren Ellis, Jeremy Gilbert, Kenan Malik, Mike Rustin, Anne Querrien, Lynne Segal. Introduced and chaired by Phil Cohen. 

Workshops:
Rethinking the Youth Question: From Learning to Labour to Generation Rent / On the ‘Wrong’ side of the tracks: Class, Gender, Ethnicity and Identity politics / Only Create ! Working Identities and Youth Cultural Industry / In a white unpleasant land: New ethnicities, old racisms before and after Brexit / Queerying the Labourhood: Redundant Masculinities, Gender Fluidity and the sexual politics of the working class city / ‘Nothing about us, without us’: Recognition, representation and knowledge/power in participatory research / Re-placing the local: navigating landscapes of material change in the global city / Living the Dream? East London, Gentrification and the 2012 Olympic Legacy / Spaced Out: Frontline cartographies between map and territory / Me Too? Self Disclosure, Celebrity Culture and the deregulation of moral economy – a feminist perspective / After 68: Political memory and the legacy of counter culture / ‘We are the Writing on Your Walls’: changing media of political discourse from agitprop to ‘fake news’ /

Contributors: Carolina Bandinelli, Anthony Barnett, Debra Benita_Shaw, Penny Bernstock, Shane Blackman, Iain Boal, Avtar Brah, Anna Bull, Judith Burnett, Andrew Calcutt, Phil Cohen, Nicole Crockett, Juliet Davis, Mike Duggan, Alberto Duman, Darren Ellis, Jonathan Gardner, Bob Gilbert, Jeremy Gilbert, Anthony Gunter, Jonathan Hardy, Anders Hoeg_Hansen, Robert Holland, Pat Holland, Debbie Humphry, Syd Jeffers, Debbie Kent, Jina Lee, Ben Little, Aura Lounasmaa, Rob MacDonald, Stephen Maddison, Kenan Malik, Dan McQuillan, Angela McRobbie, Samer Moustafa, Orson Nava, Mica Nava, Darren Nixon, Anoop Nyak, Daisy Payling, Sol Perez, Ann Phoenix, Dick Pountain, Hilary Powell, Anne Querrien, Nora Rathzel, Catherine Rottenberg, Mike Rustin, Tony Samson, Lynne Segal, Ash Sharma, Emma Spruce, Valerie Walkerdine, John Wallett, Marta Welander, Garry Whannel, Alison Winch, Ken Worpolea and Nira Yuval_Davis.

PLUS
Lunchtime film programme, 

Reception and book launch: Archive that, Comrade: Left Legacies and the Counter Culture of Remembrance by Phil Cohen, published by PM Press, and Regeneration Songs: Investment and Loss in East London edited by Alberto Duman, Dan Hancox, Malcolm James and Anna Minton. Published by Repeater Books.

See more at the conference website: http://rethinking1968.today/

Conference film, made by Aura Productions

Rethinking the legacy of 1968: Left fields and the quest for common ground A day of discussions bringing together different generations of writers, researchers and activists to consider the political and cultural legacies of 1968, and their bearing on the future prospects for a more democratic, equal and participatory society.

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