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The Historiography of Communism

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Overview

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."
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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)

Meet the Author

Michael E. Brown is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University and former Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He is author of Collective Behavior (with Amy Goldman) and The Production of Society as well as the co-editor (with Randy Martin, Frank Rosengarten and George Snedeker) of Recent Studies in the Politics and Culture of U.S. Communism.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Permissions ix

1 Introduction: Communism, Society, and History 1

2 History and History's Problem 42

3 Issues in the Historiography of Communism, Part One-Identifying the Problem 67

4 Issues in the Historiography of Communism, Part Two: Some Principles of Critical Analysis 90

5 Ideology and the Metaphysics of Content 116

6 "Society Against the State": The Fullness of the Primitive 147

7 Left Futures Randy Martin 160

8 Rethinking the Crisis of Socialism Randy Martin 183

Notes 219

Bibliography 233

Index 243

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