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Western Marxism and the Soviet Union : a survey of critical theories and debates since 1917

Author: Marcel van der Linden
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
Series: Historical materialism book series, v. 17.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The 'Russian Question' was an absolutely central problem for Marxism in the twentieth century. Numerous attempts were made to understand the nature of Soviet society. The present book tries to portray the development of these theoretical contributions since 1917 in a coherent, comprehensive appraisal. It aims to present the development of the Western Marxist critique of the Soviet Union across a long period in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Linden, Marcel van der, 1952-
Western Marxism and the Soviet Union.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007
(OCoLC)654661059
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marcel van der Linden
ISBN: 9789004158757 9004158758
OCLC Number: 159921326
Description: ix, 380 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Ch. 2. From the October revolution to the Stalin era (1917-29) --
Ch. 3. From Stalin's 'great leap forwards' to the 'great patriotic war' (1929-41) --
Ch. 4. From the 'great patriotic war' to the structural assimilation of Eastern Europe (1941-56) --
Ch. 5. From the twentieth congress of the CPSU to the repression of the 'Prague spring' (1956-68) --
Ch. 6. From the repression of the 'Prague spring' to perestroika (1968-85) --
Ch. 7. The collapse and its aftermath : from 1985 to the present --
Ch. 8. In lieu of a conclusion --
Ch. 9. Meta-theoretical note.
Series Title: Historical materialism book series, v. 17.
Other Titles: Westers marxisme en de Sovjet Unie.
Responsibility: by Marcel van der Linden ; translated by Jurriaan Bendien.
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If the Soviet Union did not have a socialist society, then how should its nature be understood? The present book presents the first comprehensive appraisal of the debates on this problem, which was  Read more...

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