Recent studies on the impact of 1968 have focussed on transnational perspectives. The scope and nature of the rebellions go far beyond the stereotypical frameworks that have dominated traditional representations. As the diversity of this `year' of revolt gains greater currency, the case of 1968 has emerged as a critical lens through which to examine the question of transnational collective memories. This book addresses the dominance of the French mai 68 in the way the events are remembered at a European level. Through a comparison with the French events, this study explores how the memory of Northern Ireland's 1968 has been marginalised and argues a case for its inclusion on the list of countries that make up this Europe-wide period of revolt.
Chris Reynolds is Senior Lecturer in French and European Studies at Nottingham Trent University. He has published a number of articles and a monograph on his main research interest that is the events of 1968.