The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics, and Culture - New from Routledge
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Across the globe, no era in the twentieth century has been as
celebrated, contested, and scrutinized as the 1960s. And as we are
frequently reminded – in a seemingly endless parade of books,
articles, films, television programs and special editions of
magazines – that decade continues to illuminate our present era. Now,
forty years after the many of the main events of 1960s, Routledge is
delighted to announce the publication of a new journal that is
devoted to grappling with that era's complicated legacy.
The Sixties is edited by Jeremy Varon (Drew University), Michael S.
Foley (CUNY) and John McMillian (Harvard University), and is
supported by a distinguished international Editorial Board.
"The Sixties is the first scholarly journal devoted to the study of a
single decade," remarked McMillian. "In the last decade or so, a huge
amount of writing has been devoted to understanding that remarkable
era; now this journal will become a premiere outlet for the sharpest,
most exciting work in the field."
Varon added that "although The Sixties is an academic journal, it is
geared toward a broader audience than just scholars. "All across the
world, people remain fascinated by the 1960s,"" he said. "So we're
creating a journal that will be interesting to baby boomers, sixties
veterans, and contemporary activists, as well as writers and teachers."
"From the very beginning, we've always said we want a journal that is
intellectually serious, but which also reflects the spirit and
passion of the times," said Foley. "We're excited to build a rich and
diverse community around The Sixties."
The inaugural issue includes:
- an editorial statement
- essays on the Black Panthers in Israel; the Chicano land grant
movement; and abstract art and 1968
- reviews of "Across the Universe" and the Whitney Museum exhibit on
- a review essay of writing on Mexico in the Sixties
- reviews of books on SNCC, the Esalen Institute, the SDS graphic
novel, the Welfare Rights movement, Kissinger, and more
- an interview with Daniel Berrigan and Frida Berrigan
Subsequent issues may be obtained by subscribing to the
journal. Subscription information is available on the website.