In Search of the True West: Culture, Economics, and Problems of Russian Development

In Search of the True West: Culture, Economics, and Problems of Russian Development

by Esther Kingston-Mann

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ISBN-13: 9781400822560
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 12/21/1998
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 296
File size: 478 KB

About the Author

Esther Kingston-Mann is Ford Service Professor of History and American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She is the author of Lenin and the Problem of Marxist Peasant Revolution and coeditor and contributor to Peasant Economy, Culture, and Politics of European Russia, 1800-1921 (Princeton).

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Ch. 1 The True West: England, France, and Germany 9
Ch. 2 In the Light and Shadow of the West: Progress in the Age of Enlightenment 34
Ch. 3 The Lessons of Western Economics: Support or Challenge to the Status Quo? 61
Ch. 4 Universalism and Its Discontents: The Laws of History, Economics, and Human Progress 93
Ch. 5 Intersections of Western and Russian Culture: Russian Historical Economics 112
Ch. 6 Capturing the "Essence" of Marx: The Emergence of Orthodox Marxism 132
Ch. 7 In Search of the True West: England, Denmark, and Germany 147
Ch. 8 The Demise of Economic Pluralism: Constructing a Twentieth-Century Model for Progress and Development 166
Ch. 9 Cultures of Modernization on the Eve of the Twenty-First Century: Notes toward a Conclusion 181
Notes 199
Selected Bibliography 257
Index 289

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