The Historiography of Communism

The Historiography of Communism

by Michael E. Brown, Michael Brown


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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: 9781592139217
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2008
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

• Athens, the City of Athena
• The South Slope of the Acropolis
• The Acropolis
• From the Acropolis to the Agora
• The Agora
• From the Agora through the Kerameikos
• Around the Walls of Ancient Athens
• Roman Athens
• Byzantine Athens
• Plaka
• Central Athens I
• Central Athens II
• The National Archaeological Museum
• Strolling Through Athens
• Appendices
• I Chronology
• II Glossary
• III Bibliography
• IV Opening Hours of Archaeological Sites, Museums and Monasteries
• Sources of Quotations
• Index

Table of Contents

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) 

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