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Author Lebowitz, Michael A.
Title The contradictions of "real socialism" : the conductor and the conducted / by Michael A. Lebowitz.
Imprint New York : Monthly Review Press, [2012]

Author Lebowitz, Michael A.
Subject Communism.
Description 1 online resource (222 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-216) and index.
Summary In this concise volume, noted scholar and economist Michael A. Lebowitz considers the legacy of twentieth century socialist societies, or what some have termed?real socialism.? While these societies were able to claim major achievements in areas from health care to education to popular culture, they nonetheless met limited success in eroding what Marx called the?opposition of the worker as direct producer and the proprietor of the means of production.? That this opposition between workers and managers continued to exist in one form or another under?real socialism? means that, according to L.
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; Introduction: New Wings for Socialism; Overture: The Conductor and the Conducted; 1. The Shortage Economy; 2. The Social Contract; 3. The Nature and Reproduction of Vanguard Relations of Production; 4. Contested Reproduction within "Real Socialism"; 5. The Conductor and the Battle of Ideas in the Soviet Union; 6. From Moral Economy to Political Economy; 7. Toward a Society of Associated Conductors; 8. Good-bye to Vanguard Marxism; Bibliography; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781583673386 (electronic bk.)
1583673385 (electronic bk.)
9781583673379 (electronic bk.)
1583673377 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 810931694
Additional Format Print version: Lebowitz, Michael A. Contradictions of "real socialism". New York : Monthly Review Press, ©2012 9781583672563 (DLC) 2012019992 (OCoLC)726817830

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