Class Theory and History: Capitalism and Communism in the USSR [NOOK Book]

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Class Theory and History takes an ambitious and ground-breaking look at the entire history of the Soviet Union and presents a new kind of analysis of the history of the USSR: examining its birth, evolution, and death in class terms. Utilizing the class analytics they have developed over the last three decades, Resnick and Wolff formulate the most fully developed economic theory of communism now available, and use that theory to answer the question: did communism ever exist in the USSR and if so, where, why and ...
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Class Theory and History: Capitalism and Communism in the USSR

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Overview

Class Theory and History takes an ambitious and ground-breaking look at the entire history of the Soviet Union and presents a new kind of analysis of the history of the USSR: examining its birth, evolution, and death in class terms. Utilizing the class analytics they have developed over the last three decades, Resnick and Wolff formulate the most fully developed economic theory of communism now available, and use that theory to answer the question: did communism ever exist in the USSR and if so, where, why and for how long? Their initial, and controversial, conclusion: Soviet industry never established a communist class structure. This conclusion then leads to the hypothesis that the USSR and private capitalism in the United States to discuss the future of private capitalism, state capitalism and communism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136704406
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 12/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • File size: 745 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. 1 Communism
Ch. 1 A General Class Theory 3
Ch. 2 The Many Forms of Communism 51
Pt. 2 State Capitalism
Ch. 3 A Class Theory of State Capitalism 85
Ch. 4 Debates over State Capitalism 104
Pt. 3 The Rise and Fall of the USSR
Ch. 5 Class Structures and Tensions before 1917 133
Ch. 6 Revolution, War Communism, and the Aftermath 156
Ch. 7 Revolution, Class, and the Soviet Household 183
Ch. 8 The New Economic Policies of the 1920s 206
Ch. 9 The Transformations of the 1930s 237
Ch. 10 Class Contradictions and the Collapse 281
References 335
Index 347
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