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The Lip Affair in the Long 1968

The Lip Affair in the Long 1968
100 St. George Street, Room 2098, Sidney Smith Hall
Time: Mar 18th, 3:00 pm End: Mar 18th, 5:00 pm
Interest Categories: History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), French and Linguistics (UTSC), French (FAS), 1950-2000
Talk by Donald M. Reid, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

The Centre for the Study of France and the Francophone World (CEFMF) presents

The Lip Affair in the Long 1968

Seminaire conjoint d'histoire de la France / Joint French History Seminar

In 1973, a multinational took control of the Lip watch and mechanics firm in Besançon and planned to lay off half of the labor force. Workers responded by occupying the factory, starting up production, and selling watches to pay their salaries. The conflict resonated throughout France and continued in one form or another until 1981. Analysis of the Lip Affair can open up our understandings of challenges to the political, social, and economic order in the 1968 years in France.

Donald Reid is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. He is the author of The Miners of Decazeville and Paris Sewers and Sewermen, both of which have recently appeared in French translation, as well as a book of essays on the memory of the Resistance in France. He has published extensively on the radical impetus in France of the 1968 years and is completing a book on the Lip Affair.

This event is free and open to all. Register online. For further information, please contact Joseph Hawker at 416-946-8698.


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