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An Overview: Key Developments, 1917–1922

Mary McAuley

in Bread and Justice: State and Society in Petrograd 1917-1922

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219828
eISBN:
9780191678387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219828.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter attempts to provide an overview of changing relationship between state and society before, during, and after the civil war. Against the background of a civil war which endlessly drained ... More


American Romanticism and British Socialism

Mark Bevir

in The Making of British Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150833
eISBN:
9781400840281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150833.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter highlights some of the themes that distinguish ethical socialism from welfare liberalism as well as other strands of socialism. Several ethical socialists owed a distinctive debt to ... More


Death and Redemption: The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society

Steven A. Barnes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151120
eISBN:
9781400838615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151120.001.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This book offers a fundamental reinterpretation of the role of the Gulag—the Soviet Union's vast system of forced-labor camps, internal exile, and prisons—in Soviet society. Soviet authorities ... More


Joseph Schumpeter

Hans Blokland

in Modernization and Its Political Consequences: Weber, Mannheim, and Schumpeter

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110814
eISBN:
9780300134827
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110814.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter talks about Joseph Schumpeter, who is considered as one of the greatest social scientists during the 20th century (it is said that only John Maynard Keynes and Max Weber precede him). It ... More


Bukharin and the New Economic Policy

Peter Ferdinand

in The Ideas of Nikolai Bukharin

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198278665
eISBN:
9780191684227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198278665.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter describes Bukharin as an advocate and principal defender of the New Economic Policy (NEP). It also traces the developments of Bukharin's ideas on how to transform the Soviet Union into a ... More


Inside the Enterprise

J. E. M. Thirkell, K. Petkov, and S. A. Vickerstaff

in The Transformation of Labour Relations: Restructuring and Privatization in Eastern Europe and Russia

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289791
eISBN:
9780191684760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289791.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, International Business

This chapter focuses on the enterprise as the unit of analysis, the processes of change within it, and, especially, the interaction between what happens in the external environment and developments ... More


Prague Preamble to “Why not Socialism?”

G. A. Cohen

Michael Otsuka (ed.)

in Finding Oneself in the Other

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148809
eISBN:
9781400845323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148809.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter supplies an additional preamble to one of Cohen's lectures, “Why Not Socialism?” whenever it is delivered in Prague. This is because Czechoslovakia had undergone savage tyranny and ... More


Edward Carpenter

in Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310256
eISBN:
9781846312557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310256.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the significant works and political position of Edward Carpenter. Carpenter was a poet and sexual reformer, and concentrated his efforts on local organizations, especially the ... More


Culture and Class

Mary McAuley

in Bread and Justice: State and Society in Petrograd 1917-1922

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219828
eISBN:
9780191678387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219828.003.0017
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Although at times the Bolshevik party observed with dismay the responses from particular factories, it never doubted that its strength came from its working-class roots, and that it was the voice of ... More


Socialist humanism and Toward the Ontology of Social Being/Zur Ontologie des gesellschaftslichen Seins

in Lukácsian film theory and cinema: A study of Georg Lukács’ writings on film, 1913-71

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719078842
eISBN:
9781781701706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078842.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the political commentaries of Georg Lukács on the subject of socialist renewal. Lukács argued for the establishment of a humanist-socialist society within the existing ... More


Implementing the Constitution of 1917

Charles D. Ameringer

in The Socialist Impulse: Latin America in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033099
eISBN:
9780813038124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033099.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the implementation of the Constitution of 1917, which was a slow and uneven process. The Constitution is credited for setting the course for the creation of a socialist ... More


Localistic Despotism

Ching Kwan Lee

in Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520211254
eISBN:
9780520920040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211254.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Dagongzai, a generic term for “workers laboring for the bosses,” had become the new collective identity claimed by millions of workers in south China since the mid-1980s. In everyday language, this ... More


Music after the Revolution: A “Unified Contradiction”

Lauren Meeker

in Sounding Out Heritage: Cultural Politics and the Social Practice of Quan ho Folk Song in Northern Vietnam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835682
eISBN:
9780824870928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835682.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers some of the ways that folk music in Vietnam was re-valorized and “disciplined” as a part of the new northern nation's emphasis on unity and building a new socialist society. ... More


The People's Peking Man: Popular Science and Human Identity in Twentieth-Century China

Sigrid Schmalzer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226738598
eISBN:
9780226738611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226738611.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the 1920s an international team of scientists and miners unearthed the richest evidence of human evolution the world had ever seen—Peking Man—which, after the communist revolution of 1949, became ... More


The Russian Intelligentsia and the Bolsheviks at the End of the Civil War

Stuart Finkel

in On the Ideological Front: The Russian Intelligentsia and the Making of the Soviet Public Sphere

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300122411
eISBN:
9780300145076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300122411.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the relationship between the Bolsheviks and the intelligentsia by the end of 1917. The intellectuals who lived in Moscow and Petrograd under difficult conditions during the ... More


Jews in East Berlin

Ruth Gay

in Safe Among the Germans: Liberated Jews After World War II

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092714
eISBN:
9780300133127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092714.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter describes the difference between the eastern and western sectors of Berlin. The early unwillingness of officials in the Russian sector to recognize the Jews as “fighters” against fascism ... More


The Web of Consequences: Life after Mine-Mill

James J. Lorence

in Palomino: Clinton Jencks and Mexican-American Unionism in the American Southwest

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037559
eISBN:
9780252094804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037559.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines how Jencks' experiences after being cut loose from Mine-Mill only confirmed the worldview that had shaped his career as a social activist since his college years. Now, although ... More


Economies of Favour after Socialism

David Henig and Nicolette Makovicky (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199687411
eISBN:
9780191767128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687411.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Since the onset of the global economic crisis, activists, policy-makers, and social scientists have been searching for alternative paradigms through which to re-imagine contemporary modes of thinking ... More


Community Lost Or Freedom Gained? Changes of Social Networks After 1989

Martin Diewald and Jörg Lüdicke (eds)

in After the Fall of the Wall: Life Courses in the Transformation of East Germany

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804752084
eISBN:
9780804779456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804752084.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter examines the patterns of social networks before 1989 and after the first periods of transformation in order to assess the impacts of both system change and transformation. The core ... More


Blood and Socialism: The Death of a Hero

in A Martian Stranded on Earth: Alexander Bogdanov, Blood Transfusions, and Proletarian Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226454122
eISBN:
9780226454146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226454146.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the collapse of Alexander Bogdanov's vision of a socialist society with his death in 1928. It highlights the transformation of the blood research institute into the center of ... More


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