Student Resistance: A History of the Unruly Subject

Student Resistance: A History of the Unruly Subject

Mark Edelman Boren

Language: English

Pages: 322


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Student Resistance is an international history of student activism. Chronicling 500 years of strife between activists and the academy, Mark Edelman Boren unearths the defiant roots of the ivory tower.

The Australian Moment

The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World

Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788

Organizing Bronze Age Societies: The Mediterranean, Central Europe, and Scandanavia Compared

The Battle for Las Vegas





















brought thousands of students together to march in solidarity. Protesters commemorated Vetrova in Kiev and Kharkov, where they were attacked by police.23 In February 1899 students called a series of massive national strikes after mounted, whip-bearing Cossacks charged student demonstrators at St. Petersburg University. Their demand was straightforward: stu-dents would not attend classes until police were forbidden to harm Russian students. The strikes began at St. Petersburg, but within a few

because of their governments' zero-tolerance policy. By 74 STUDENT RESISTANCE contrast, students were able to unite and achieve significant results in China and in many Latin American countries: in the former because they were able to tap other sources of power—namely, workers—against an unpopular government, and in the latter by organizing and forcing their criticisms on university systems and not directly challenging state authority. In both instances, the students were able to pitch their

factories, but they also wanted increased civil rights, social reforms, higher wages, and better working conditions. Uprisings elsewhere in the country suggested that China was on the verge of a revolution. In June 1925 the cadets from Whampoa Military Academy publicly marched to demonstrate against the massacre of the May Thirtieth protesters, only to be shot by British machine guns. Following the killings, nationalist fever among Chinese youth hit its highest point; students and youth flocked

Africa and the Middle East during 1968 and 1969 were as varied as their host countries; causes of student resistance ranged from miniskirts to apartheid, and their subsequent effects ranged from radical changes in national govern-ments to the reinforcing and strengthening of the very powers challenged. In 1968 a group of students from Haile Selassie University in Addis Ababa reacted against a provocative fashion show by attacking run-way models and spectators. Outraged by the students' behavior,

behavior and discipline within universi-ties developed almost upon their inception, for students were immedi-ately infamous for causing trouble within as well as without the confines of the colleges. When students were not studying or warring against local residents, they were often warring against rival student groups or competing "nations" within the universities, which were organized around students' geographical origins. Students, of course, also strug-gled against their masters and college

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