The Fall and Rise of the Asiatic Mode of Production (Routledge Revivals)

The Fall and Rise of the Asiatic Mode of Production (Routledge Revivals)

by Stephen P. Dunn
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415616212

ISBN-13: 9780415616218

Pub. Date: 02/08/2011

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This reissue was first published in 1982. It deals specifically with the ‘Asiatic mode of production’ described by Karl Marx in his basic evolutionary model for human society. The term defines a special form of society marked by state ownership of the means of production and extensive intervention by the state in all forms of social life. In the soviet

Overview

This reissue was first published in 1982. It deals specifically with the ‘Asiatic mode of production’ described by Karl Marx in his basic evolutionary model for human society. The term defines a special form of society marked by state ownership of the means of production and extensive intervention by the state in all forms of social life. In the soviet Union, the concept has had a chequered and controversial career: leading writers, primarily Stalin, have denied its very existence, mobilizing the heavy artillery of state ideology in their defence, whilst later scholars show signs of reversing this trend.

Drawing on a large body of Soviet writing on historiography, Stephen Dunn develops a critical analysis of the issue, and introduces important corrections to the accounts hitherto available in the West. His work should be of major interest to students of Soviet politics, economists and Marxists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415616218
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/08/2011
Series:
Routledge Revivals Series
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Part one: Decline and Fall 1. Introduction 2. Decline and fall: 1929-34 Part two: Resurgence 3. Interregnum: 1934-64 4. Prelude to the partial revival of the Asiatic mode of production: ca 1948-64 5. The revival of the Asiatic mode of production 6. Epilogue: 1975- 7. Conclusions.

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