Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9781905422210 Published April 2007 World sales rights except India
Paper $31.95 ISBN: 9781905422227 Published April 2007 World sales rights except India

The Prison Manuscripts

Socialism and its Culture

Nikolai Bukharin

Nikolai Bukharin

Distributed for Seagull Books

Translated by George Shriver.  With an Introduction by Stephen Cohen
336 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2006
Cloth $105.00 ISBN: 9781905422210 Published April 2007 World sales rights except India
Paper $31.95 ISBN: 9781905422227 Published April 2007 World sales rights except India
Bukharin's Prison Manuscripts were written in Moscow's Lubyanka prison during 1937-1938 while awaiting his inevitable liquidation.  Like Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks, Bukharin's Manuscripts too have their central emphasis on issues such as culture, ideology and philosophy in the context of building up an alternative vision of socialism, as against capitalism, fascism and the kind of socialism practiced in the Soviet Union under Stalin.
 
Written between February and April 1937, this thought-provoking volume deals with themes such as: the realization of the concept of total man , the problem of freedom, the problem of equality and hierarchy, the style of socialist culture, the problem of progress, diversities in capitalism and socialism, the role of the Party and the dictatorship of the proletariat in the cultural revolution.  It is an important work for anyone interested in cultural studies, history of socialism, philosophy and ethics.
Contents
Introduction: Bukharin's Fate
   Stephen F. Cohen
 
Translator's Introduction
   George Shriver
 
Foreword
   Boris Frezinsky
 
To the Reader
   Svetlana Gurvich-Bukharina
 
The Crisis of Capitalist Culture and Socialism: Socialism and Its Culture, Part II
 
On the Historical Point of View and Historical Criteria for Making Evaluations (B.D.)
 
The Material Base for Socialist Culture
 
Creating a Whole Person
 
The Problem of Nationalist Cultures and the Creation of an Integrated Socialist Culture (Europe and Asia)
 
Creating an Integrated Humanity
 
Diversity in Capitalist Society and Diversity in the Society of Socialism
 
The Problem of the Individual and Society
 
The Problem of Equality and Hierarchy
 
The Problem of Freedom
 
The Problem of Progress
 
The Style of Socialist Culture
 
Role of the Party and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat in the Cultural Revolution
 
Conclusion
 
Appendix
Fundamental Problems of Contemporary Culture (Speech in Paris on 3 April 1936, addressed to l'Association pour l'étude de la culture soviétique [the Association for the Study of Soviet Culture])
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