Michael E. Brown is Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University and former Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York. He is author of Collective Behavior (with Amy Goldman) and The Production of Society as well as the co-editor (with Randy Martin, Frank Rosengarten and George Snedeker) of Recent Studies in the Politics and Culture of U.S. Communism.
Acknowledgments Permissions 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) Notes Bibliography Index