Cultural Revolution Long Sixties

How appropriate is the term'Cultural Revolution' to describe the events of the'Long Sixties'?
Within this essay I will attempt to answer the question how appropriate is the term'Cultural Revolution' to describe the events of the'Long Sixties'? The main points within the essay will include examples from religion, history and history of science. It will also attempt to answer other questions such as how Marwick and Hobsbawm came to their conclusion on periodisation for the sixties? Was the sixties strictly contained within a single decade, did it start from 1945 until 1973 or from 1958 to 1973? Hobsbawm and Marwick will have studied primary and secondary sources, such as books, film archives academic papers etc to confirm their theories namely Hobsbawm's that the Sixties were part of his'Golden Age' and Marwick's that a cultural revolution in the sixties did occur. The degree to which they will have been subjective would have to have been absolute to prove that a huge cultural shift took place. The history of the period is easier to investigate and study due to the great technological advancements made in the global comms industry; for example the sixties provided a far reaching percentage of the population with access to devices such as television and radio these could at the time and still today are used to provide immediate primary sources. These sources can help the historian significantly as he can watch an historical event unfolding on the actual date and save huge amounts of time with research. This of course assumes that the creators of these tele visual sources have had no hidden agenda or are not swayed toward any particular policies, religious beliefs, the source is not for propaganda purposes and is not exaggerated to such an extent that it turns out to be fiction rather than fact.
Advancements arising from the enlightenment period gave us the basis to…


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