© 2009

Italy and 1968

Youthful Unrest and Democratic Culture


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Stuart J. Hilwig
    Pages 1-11
  3. Stuart J. Hilwig
    Pages 12-33
  4. Stuart J. Hilwig
    Pages 34-57
  5. Stuart J. Hilwig
    Pages 131-140
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 141-185

About this book


A comprehensive look at how the 'establishment' responded to the Italian student revolt of 1968. Using oral interviews, media analysis and archival evidence, the book explores the reactions of those who became the frequent targets of student protests - professors, police, activists' parents, the clergy, journalists, lawyers and auto workers.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Adams State CollegeUSA

About the authors

STUART J. HILWIG is currently an Associate Professor of History at Adams State college in Colorado, USA. His interest in Italian history began as a teenager when he worked in a pizzeria owned by Sicillian immigrants.  He earned a BA in History at Vanderbilt University and his MA and PhD from Ohio State University.

Bibliographic information


'This study...clear analysis of some key and under-studied aspects of Italy's 1968. It should provide students and university teachers with food for thought in an age of university privatisation, cuts and huge fee increases.' - Modern Italy