The traces of 68: Is cultural heritage heritable?

I’m not quite sure how the title of this event is reflected in the slightly unclear description (adapted from an email list) but if they do discuss the issue – or even the broader question of how the legacy of the social movements is transmitted (or not) – then it could be a very interesting evening.

Title: The traces of 68: Is cultural heritage heritable?
Location: French Institute, 17 Queensbury Place, London SW7 2DT
Description: Discussion with Françoise Picq (sociologist and author of a reference book on the MLF (French women’s liberation movement)) and Virginie Linhart (daughter of Robert Linhart, maoiste leader, pupil of Althusser, author a book about the children of the “68ers”). “From yesterday’s political fights to today’s democracy of opinion”, with Albert du Roy (journalist and author of a number of books on the evolution of information and its relation to opinion) and Hervé Hamon (writer and director, commentator on May 68).

£5, £3 concessions. In English and French.
Start Time: 19:30
Date: 2008-09-30

The 1968 Black Panther salute reused on a 2008 French poster attacking current immigration and ‘national identity’ policy in France (‘The Ministry of Immigration and National Identity seriously damages your ethics and morals’), an example of the transmission of the cultural heritage of ’68?

From Locace on flickr (under Creative Commons licence)

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