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Lecture 20

History 1401E Lecture 20: 20 - Stagflation_ 1970s-1980s


Department
History
Course Code
HIS 1401E
Professor
Karen Priestman
Lecture
20

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Stagflation: 1970s-1980s
- Bretton Woods
- OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries)
- Guest Workers
- Stagflation: economic standstill which typically leads people to turn against an “other” (usually a
minority)
Student Protests (1968)
- New generation
- Questioning Democracy
- Terrorism
- New generation which, instead of turning against “the other”, turned against the ideals of their
parents and the previous generations
- Rock and roll came up, driven by the new generation and the emerging influence they
have
- Were extremely male-dominated, women were either not allowed to participate or held
extremely minor roles
- Led them into rallying for women’s rights as they began to accuse the student leaders as
being hypocrites
Social and Political Movements
- Womens rights
- Came out of the student protests which were male dominated
- More access to contraceptives (birth control 1961), dual role of women in jobs (as
mothers and workers)
- Women in Italy were strongly encouraged to marry their rapists because then the rape
would no longer count
- One woman refused to comply and it led to her rapist actually being sent to jail
- Gay rights
- Environmentalism
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