The Historiography of CommunismThe Historiography of Communism



A major reorientation of scholarly thought about communism and contemporary social movements

Author: Michael E. Brown

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781592139217

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In this fresh appraisal of communism and anti-communism, with an emphasis on the American case, respected scholar Michael E. Brown examines the methods, controversies and difficulties involved in writing the history of communism. Arguing that one important way of understanding communism—other than as a concrete political or ideological force—is as an expression of an essentially reflexive aspect of society that typically manifests itself in social movements. In this regard, Brown understands the history of communism as part of the history of society. Examining works by E. P. Thompson, Karl Marx, and Pierre Clastres, Brown develops the idea of history as an immanent feature of human activities. Taken together, the essays in this book—written over a period of 20 years–offer a distinctive approach to the connections between social theory, criticism, and historiography and to what is “social” about “social movements.”

Class Theory and HistoryClass Theory and History



A ground-breaking look at the entire history of the Soviet Union, presenting a new kind of analysis of the history of the USSR: examining its birth, evolution, and death in class terms.

Author: Stephen A. Resnick

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415933188

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Page: 353

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A ground-breaking look at the entire history of the Soviet Union, presenting a new kind of analysis of the history of the USSR: examining its birth, evolution, and death in class terms.

Revolution and HistoryRevolution and History



Dirlik's story of the reemergence of the modes of production debate in the early years of the Chinese revolution has much to tell us about that debate itself, and not least about its intimate relationship to political practice and ...

Author: Arif Dirlik

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520067578

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Page: 299

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"A fascinating contribution to Marxist historiography and to the history of Marxist historiography. Dirlik's story of the reemergence of the modes of production debate in the early years of the Chinese revolution has much to tell us about that debate itself, and not least about its intimate relationship to political practice and revolutionary strategy."—Fredric Jameson, Duke University

The Cold WarThe Cold War



Bringing together a wide range of scholars, this volume describes and analyzes the cultural history and representation of the Cold War from an international perspective.

Author: Konrad H. Jarausch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110496178

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Page: 317

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The traces of the Cold War are still visible in many places all around the world. It is the topic of exhibits and new museums, of memorial days and historic sites, of documentaries and movies, of arts and culture. There are historical and political controversies, both nationally and internationally, about how the history of the Cold War should be told and taught, how it should be represented and remembered. While much has been written about the political history of the Cold War, the analysis of its memory and representation is just beginning. Bringing together a wide range of scholars, this volume describes and analyzes the cultural history and representation of the Cold War from an international perspective. That innovative approach focuses on master narratives of the Cold War, places of memory, public and private memorialization, popular culture, and schoolbooks. Due to its unique status as a center of Cold War confrontation and competition, Cold War memory in Berlin receives a special emphasis. With the friendly support of the Wilson Center.

History in Communist ChinaHistory in Communist China



A collection of authoritative studies covering problems in Chinese historiography from before the Great Leap to just before the latest fever of the Cultural Revolution.

Author: Albert Feuerwerker

Publisher: MIT Press (MA)

ISBN: 0262560062

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Page: 396

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A collection of authoritative studies covering problems in Chinese historiography from before the Great Leap to just before the latest fever of the Cultural Revolution.

Writing the History of MemoryWriting the History of Memory



This book includes: - Essays from an international team of historians, bringing together analysis of forms of public history such as museums, exhibitions, memorials and speeches - Coverage of the ancient world to the present, on topics such ...

Author: Stefan Berger

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781849666749

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Page: 224

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How objective are our history books? This addition to the Writing History series examines the critical role that memory plays in the writing of history. This book includes: - Essays from an international team of historians, bringing together analysis of forms of public history such as museums, exhibitions, memorials and speeches - Coverage of the ancient world to the present, on topics such as oral history and generational and collective memory - Two key case studies on Holocaust memorialisation and the memory of Communism

Narratives UnboundNarratives Unbound



"This volume is the first work to cover post-Communist developments in historical studies in six Eastern European countries (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, and Bulgaria) from a comparative and critical perspective, ...

Author: Sorin Antohi

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789637326851

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Page: 488

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"This volume is the first work to cover post-Communist developments in historical studies in six Eastern European countries (Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, and Bulgaria) from a comparative and critical perspective, written by scholars from the region itself. It is a building block for scholars of the history of European and global historical studies, and a useful pedagogical tool for classes on the history of historical studies. Each individual chapter is in itself a guide to further research through a wealth of detailed notes and references."--BOOK JACKET.

Historiography and the British Marxist HistoriansHistoriography and the British Marxist Historians



Analyses the contributions of E P Thompson and Raymond Williams to historical knowledge and its importance for current discussions around postmodernism and the scientific status of historiography.

Author: Willie Thompson

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105070536649

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Page: 128

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Analyses the contributions of E P Thompson and Raymond Williams to historical knowledge and its importance for current discussions around postmodernism and the scientific status of historiography.

A Companion to Post 1945 AmericaA Companion to Post 1945 America



The contributors to this volume are the most prominent scholars in their respective fields, and each essay analyzes and categorizes the historical literature of the post-1945 period over a wide variety of topics.

Author: Jean-Christophe Agnew

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405123198

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Page: 608

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A Companion to Post-1945 America is an original collectionof 34 essays by key scholars on the history and historiography ofPost-1945 America. Covers society and culture, people and movements, politics andforeign policy Surveys and evaluates the best scholarship on every importantera and topic Includes book review section on essential readings

Debating the PastDebating the Past



Cover -- Title page -- Copyright page -- Table of Contents -- Introduction -- CHAPTER 1 Stambolov, the Russophiles, and the Russophobes in Bulgaria -- Initial Interpretations of the Stambolov Era -- The Marxist Historians on Stambolov's ...

Author: Румен Даскалов

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9786155053009

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Page: 367

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Of Red Dragons and Evil SpiritsOf Red Dragons and Evil Spirits



The collection of well-researched essays assesses the uses and misuses of history 25 years after the collapse of Soviet hegemony in Eastern Europe.

Author: Oto Luthar

Publisher: Central European University Press

ISBN: 9789633861523

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Page: 256

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The collection of well-researched essays assesses the uses and misuses of history 25 years after the collapse of Soviet hegemony in Eastern Europe. As opposed to the revival of national histories that seemed to be the prevailing historiographical approach of the 1990s, the last decade has seen a particular set of narratives equating Nazism and Communism. This provides opportunities to exonerate wartime collaboration, casting the nation as victim even when its government was allied with Germany. While the Jewish Holocaust is acknowledged, its meaning and significance are obfuscated. In their comparative analysis the authors are also interested in new practices of ‘Europeanness’. Therefore their presentations of Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian, Bulgarian, Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian and Slovenian post-communist memory politics move beyond the common national myths in order to provide a new insight into transnational interactions and exchanges in Europe in general. The juxtaposition of these politics, the processes in other parts of Europe, the modes of remembering shaped by displacement and the transnational enable a close encounter with the divergences and assess the potential of the formation of common, European memory practices.

Reinterpretation of History as a Method of Furthering Communism in RumaniaReinterpretation of History as a Method of Furthering Communism in Rumania



CHAPTER II METHODOLOGY OF REINTERPRETATION The Communist
reinterpretation of Rumanian history has been achieved by three basic methods ,
each contributing markedly to changing the pattern and substantive content of the
old ...

Author: Michael J. Rura

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ISBN: UOM:39015005731248

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Page: 123

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Voices of the VictimsVoices of the Victims



This illustrated report is about some of the most noteworthy books, travelogues, novels, memories, and historical treatises that came out in the great struggle between totalitarian communism and liberal democracy from the 1917 Bolshevik ...

Author: Hannes H. Gissurarson

Publisher: New Direction

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In the 20th century, communism claimed the lives of at least 100 million people. But often it is regarded with more sympathy than the other deadly totalitarian creed, national socialism. Despite several plausible accounts of famines, mass executions, labour camps and oppression, many Western intellectuals were either supporters or fellow-travellers of the communists. This illustrated report is about some of the most noteworthy books, travelogues, novels, memories, and historical treatises that came out in the great struggle between totalitarian communism and liberal democracy from the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution onwards.