Full Title: AREA Chicago #7: 68/08 - The Inheritance of Politics and the Politics of Inheritance: A Local Reader on the Legacy of 1968 in Chicago
Edited by Daniel Tucker and Rebecca Zorach
Chicago: AREA, 2008
Pages: Section I - 38 pages; Section II - 34 pages
Dimensions: 11.5" x 17"
Cover: soft (newspaper stock)
Binding: double-fold
Process: digital
Color: black and white cover and throughout
Edition Size: 5000
ISBN: none

CONDITION NOTE: Given that these are newspapers, they have some yellowing and aging, but are complete otherwise. 

This is an ambitious, exciting, double-issue from AREA, their first. It offers readers an in depth accounting of the impact of the tumultuous year of 1968 – now 40 years on – in Chicago on activism, art, and leftist politics. It goes well beyond the nostalgia for the protests against the Democratic National Convention – which gained international notoriety due to police riots – to examine a range of issues that impact life in the city today.

From the editorial statement:

We have divided this issue into three main themes: “Hidden Histories,” “Then and Now: Legacy,” and “Intergenerationality.” In “Hidden Histories,” our authors excavate less-known organizations and forgotten episodes from the late 1960s in Chicago. The section includes a subsection of shorter profiles written by students from DePaul University and the University of Chicago. In “Then and Now: Legacy,” we look at the traces of 1968 in the present. How did that era shape our own? What remains relevant? In “Intergenerationality,” we think about specific contacts between individuals of different generations, people who fall between generations, and the concept of the “generation” itself—often seen as an invention of the ’60s.

Aaron Sarver, Steve Macek and Alyssa Vincent, Carrie Brietbach, Euan Hague, Ashley Weger, Julie Glasier, Joey Pizzolato, Darcy Lydum, A.L. Gray, Amy Martin, Chris Brancaccio, Andrea Baer, Maggie Taft, Laura Gluckman, Chloe Ottenhoff, Amy Sonnie and James Tracy, Earl Silba with Stu Smith, Lauren Cumbria, Barbara Jones-Hogu, Sam Barnett, Daniel Tucker, Rebecca Zorach, Eve Ewing, Benjamin Shepherd, BLW, Lucky Pierre, Bert Stabler, Paige Sarlin, Nicole Garneau, Frank Edwards, Dan S. Wang, Chris Brancaccio, Cathleen Schandelmeier, Eric Triantafillou, Pete Zelchenko

This issue is particularly special to many Chicagoans as it commemorates the brief, vibrant life of Ben Schaafsma, one of the founders of InCubate.

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