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Many Faces of Socialism: Comparative Sociology and Politics

Many Faces of Socialism: Comparative Sociology and Politics

by Paul Hollander
     
 

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Dealing with topics and perspectives generally neglected by American sociologists, Hollander focuses on the nature of socialism and the reasons for Marxism's appeal among Western intellectuals. In his new introduction to updated essays, never before published in book form, he also addresses issues of enduring interest in both socialist and pluralistic societies

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Dealing with topics and perspectives generally neglected by American sociologists, Hollander focuses on the nature of socialism and the reasons for Marxism's appeal among Western intellectuals. In his new introduction to updated essays, never before published in book form, he also addresses issues of enduring interest in both socialist and pluralistic societies. These include relationships between the private and the public, techniques of social and political control, the timeless tension between professed value and observed behavior, and the way systems struggle for a sense of purpose in the contemporary world.

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“This is a book of twenty-two essays by Paul Hollander, published since 1963 in leading journals of sociology and Soviet studies. . . . [This] is a powerful book. . . . I admire the consistency of his reasoning, and I read with great pleasure his fine, ironic analyses of the intelligentsia and the paradoxes of East European life.”

—Ivan Szelenyi, Contemporary Sociology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887387401
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/1983
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Hollander is professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and center associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. His books include Political Pilgrims, The Many Faces of Socialism, and Soviet and American Society: A Comparison.

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