The Historiography of Communism

The Historiography of Communism

by Michael E. Brown, Michael Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 1592139221

ISBN-13: 9781592139224

Pub. Date: 12/28/2008

Publisher: Temple University Press

In this fresh appraisal of communism and anti-communism, with an emphasis on the American case, Michael E. Brown examines the methods, controversies, and difficulties involved in writing the history of communism. Taken together, the essays in this book offer a distinctive approach to the connections between social theory, criticism, and historiography and to what is…  See more details below

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In this fresh appraisal of communism and anti-communism, with an emphasis on the American case, Michael E. Brown examines the methods, controversies, and difficulties involved in writing the history of communism. Taken together, the essays in this book offer a distinctive approach to the connections between social theory, criticism, and historiography and to what is "social" about "social movements."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592139224
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 
Permissions 
1. Introduction: Communism, Society, and History 
2. History and History's Problem 
3. Issues in the Historiography of Communism, Part one—Identifying the Problem 
4. Issues in the Hisoriography of Communism, Part Two: Some Principles of Critical Analysis 
5. Ideology and the Metaphysics of Content 
6. "Society Against the State": The Fullness of the Primitive 
7. Left Futures (with Randy Martin) 
8. Rethinking the Crisis of Socialism (with Randy Martin) 
Notes 
Bibliography 
Index

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