1968 Swiss Activists. A Prosopographic Study

Engagements: 68, and What Next?
By Nuno Pereira, Renate Schär

This article seeks to present a prosopographic study of activists in 1968 Switzerland, more specifically within the new radical left and two specific social movements : the feminist movement and that of international solidarity. Based on archival research and a questionnaire, a vast quantity of census data were collected and gave sufficient results to draw a previously unpublished sociological table of protest between 1965 and 1978. This quantitative study of Switzerland allows the reconsideration of certain commonplace premises generally formulated by the historiography of the movements of 1968.

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