Historians of communism have become increasingly interested in its sub- and counter-cultural aspects and an overview of this scholarship is presented here. Geographically, other articles take in Britain, The Netherlands, Germany and Scandinavia. Thematically, they include the role of intellectuals; a communist 'Scouts' movement; and exemplary lives in communist fiction. The issues raised concern not just historians of communism but all social historians. Contributors include Geir Bentzen, Tauno Saarela, Margreet Schrevel, Andrew Flinn and Till Kössler.
Author Biography: Kevin Morgan teaches politics at the University of Manchester.