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Uruguay, 1968: Student Activism from Global Counterculture to Molotov Cocktails

Vania Markarian, Eric Zolov, and Laura Pérez Carrara


This book examines the creation of new conceptions of youth and politics during the Cold War era by focusing on the case of Uruguay in the 1960s. In this decade, a generation of Latin American youth entered political life inspired by a heroic view of activism that coincided, often contentiously, with the spread of new cultural trends from youth movements in Europe and United States. The Uruguayan case shows a series of distinctive features which can help us rethink the significance of similar Cold War processes in the region and across the globe. This study analyzes the Uruguayan student movem ... More

Keywords: Uruguay, student movement, activism, left, revolution, youth, counterculture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780520290006
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520290006.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vania Markarian, author
Universidad de la República in Montevideo

Eric Zolov, author

Laura Pérez Carrara, author

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