Category: Society

20. September 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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Wild dances: Village living after 1968

In the late 1960s, many hippies moved to the countryside. In communal house-shares, they cultivated their own lifestyle. Not entirely without resistance, as the example from Birmenstorf shows.

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19. September 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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Slouching instead of sitting

In the 1960s, the Swiss-style parlour began to lose its appeal. People no longer sat properly at the dining table, but hung about on sofas, carpets or bean bag chairs.

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18. September 2018

20th / 21st century | Society

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The great liberalisation

In the late 1960s, Swiss citizens were talking about hair length, education or voting rights for women In a matter of just a few years, society underwent a profound change.

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Szene Frauenfussball 1960er-Jahre.

13. September 2018

20th / 21st century | Sports

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Football for all – but only for the last 50 years

1968 marked a turning point in the history of Swiss football. It was the year the sport finally became accessible to everyone: on 28 February, with the establishment of ‘Damen-Fussball-Club Zürich’ (DFCZ), Switzerland’s first women’s football club was founded.

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16. August 2018

Modern Age | Society

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The life of a woman in service for the upper classes

Without servants, most of them female, the extravagant lifestyle of a well-to-do family in centuries past would have been unthinkable. A glimpse behind the brilliantly polished façade of a grand household, with a focus on Jegenstorf Castle near Bern, which is currently running an exhibition dedicated to the subject of women.

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