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May 68 in French Fiction and FilmRethinking Society, Rethinking Representation$
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Margaret Atack

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198715153

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715153.001.0001

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Conclusion From modernity to postmodernity

Conclusion From modernity to postmodernity

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(p.162) Conclusion From modernity to postmodernity
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May 68 in French Fiction and Film
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Margaret Atack

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715153.003.0010

The book has discussed the idea that given the current dominance of theories of postmodernity, and the frequency with which its paradigms are used to investigate a wide historical range of material, it is not a surprise that May 1968 has been analysed with reference to such theories. Gilles Bousquet has also pointed out that for some, the failure of the revolutionary project of May, implicitly drawing on the Enlightenment discourse of change and progress towards ever greatly equality and justice, is in fact a step on the road to postmodern individualism. The book concludes that May is the opposite of a postmodern reading, since the books thematic of subjectivity and autobiography, with its concomitant values of authenticity and immediacy is contrasting with the postmodern. The book also states that May is a dazzling source of reflection on modernity and its metanarratives, including postmodernity, on the relations of the everyday and of history, of contestation and recuperation.

Keywords:   postmodernity, May 1968, metanarratives, subjectivity, autobiography

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