Student Attitudes and Activism in the 1960s and 1970s: History and Theory
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What follows is an effort to explore some possible answers to questions concerning the role of students in American politics. In Chapter One, I have attempted to present a very sketchy synopsis of the student movement of the sixties. Chapters Two through Five explore the general trends in political activism and attitudes among students in the 1960s and 1970s. Chapters Six, Seven and Eight present three theoretical interpretations of the movement. Chapter Six utilizes a Marxian perspective; Chapter Seven what I have termed a generational socialization model; and Chapter Eight a model focusing on the concept of socio-political "revelation." Finally, in Chapter Nine I attempt to tie together the principal observations and analyses which have grown out of my research. Chapter Nine focuses on the revelation model because I believe it says something very important about the likelihood of student protest in the next few years.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email email@example.com to request access to this SIP.