The Cambridge History of Communism: Volume 3, Endgames? Late Communism in Global Perspective, 1968 to the Present

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Juliane Fürst, Silvio Pons, Mark Selden
Cambridge University Press, Sep 21, 2017 - History
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The third volume of The Cambridge History of Communism spans the period from the 1960s to the present, documenting the last two decades of the global Cold War and the collapse of Soviet socialism. An international team of scholars analyze the rise of China as a global power continuing to proclaim its Maoist allegiance, and the transformation of the geopolitics and political economy of Cold War conflict in an era of increasing economic interpenetration. Beneath the surface, profound political, social, economic and cultural changes were occurring in the socialist and former socialist countries, resulting in the collapse and transformations of the existing socialist order and the changing parameters of world Marxism. This volume draws on innovative research to bring together history from above and below, including social, cultural, gender, and transnational history to transcend the old separation between Communist studies and the broader field of contemporary history.

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Introduction to Volume III
The Global 1968 and International Communism
The Vietnam War as a World Event
The Soviet Union and the Global Cold
Marxist Revolutions and Regimes in Latin America
Detonator of Communismʼs Implosion
Human Rights and Communism

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Juliane Fürst is Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Bristol. She is the author of Stalin's Last Generation: Soviet Post-War Youth and the Emergence of Mature Socialism (2010) and editor of Late Stalinist Russia: Society between Reconstruction and Reinvention (2006) and Dropping out of Socialism: The Creation of Alternative Spheres in the Soviet Bloc (2017). Her current research is on the hippie movement in the late Soviet Union. She has widely published on late socialist life and culture and underground and youth movements.

Silvio Pons is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. He is the President of the Gramsci Foundation in Rome and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cold War Studies. Recent publications include Stalin and the Inevitable War (2014); A Dictionary of Twentieth Century Communism (2010) and The Global Revolution. A History of International Communism (2014). He has extensively researched and written on the Cold War, the Soviet Union, European Communism, and global Communism.

Mark Selden is a Senior Research Associate in the East Asia Program at Cornell University, and a Coordinator of The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus. A researcher on the modern and contemporary geopolitics, political economy and history of China, Japan and the Asia Pacific, his work has ranged broadly across themes of war and revolution, inequality, development, regional and world social change, and historical memory. Books include China in Revolution: The Yenan Way Revisited (1995); Chinese Society: Change, Conflict and Resistance (1999); The Resurgence of East Asia: 500, 150 and 50 Year Perspectives (2003); Chinese Village, Socialist State (1991).

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