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Professionals Power & Solidarity in Poland :A Critical Sociology of Soviet Type Society

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Michael Kennedy develops a theoretical conception of Soviet-type societies by analyzing Solidarity's significance on three levels. First, he explains the background to and nature of the conflict between Solidarity and the authorities by examining the relation between the distribution of power and movement strategies. Second, he considers the implications of Solidarity's struggle for the theory of the Soviet-type system's reproduction and transformation by offering a critique and synthesis of relevant theories of class and civil society. Third, he examines the internal constitution of Solidarity in terms of gender and, in particular, cross-class alliances. He argues that because engineers and physicians were dependent on the self-organized working class in this conflict between civil society and state, professional projects had to be recast in visions suitable to the alliance. In a concluding chapter, he explores the implications of his analysis both for understanding perestroika in the Soviet Union and more generally for reformulating a critical sociology of Soviet-type societies.

Synopsis:

The Solidarity movement of the early 1980s not only triggered a transformation in Polish society, it forced a fundamental reconsideration of the nature of socialism throughout the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Seen as one of the most important social movements of the century, this pathbreaking study analyzes Solidarity's significance in Soviet societies.

Synopsis:

This pathbreaking study analyzes Solidarity, one of the most important social movements of the century, and its significance in Soviet societies.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-413) and index.

Table of Contents

List of tables; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Solidarity and Social Transformation: 1. The historical genealogy of Solidarity; 2. The nature and causes of Solidarity; 3. The Solidarity movement as emancipatory praxis; Part II. Solidarity and the Theory of Soviet-type Society: 4. Solidarity, modernization and class; 5. Solidarity, culture and civil society; 6. A theory of power relations in Soviet-type society; Part III. Professionals and Solidarity: 7. Professionals, power and prestige; 8. Engineers in Solidarity; 9. Physicians in Solidarity; Part IV. Conclusion: 10. Critical sociology and Soviet-type society; Notes; References; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521390835
Author:
Kennedy, Michael D
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Kennedy, Michael D.
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Poland
Subject:
Power (Social sciences)
Subject:
Elite (Social sciences)
Subject:
Poland Politics and government 1945-1980.
Subject:
Poland Social conditions 1945-
Subject:
Poland Politics and government 1980-1989.
Subject:
Elite (Social sciences) -- Poland.
Subject:
Power
Subject:
Elite
Subject:
S
Subject:
NSZZ "Solidarnoasac" (Labor organization)--Hi
Subject:
NSZZ "Solidarno?s?c" (Labor organization)--Hi
Subject:
NSZZ "Solidarno
Subject:
c" (Labor organization)--History
Subject:
anthropology;cultural anthropology
Copyright:
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture
Series Volume:
79
Publication Date:
19910231
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
444
Dimensions:
5.98x9.01x1.12 in. 1.80 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Europe » Eastern Europe » Poland
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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"Synopsis" by , The Solidarity movement of the early 1980s not only triggered a transformation in Polish society, it forced a fundamental reconsideration of the nature of socialism throughout the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe. Seen as one of the most important social movements of the century, this pathbreaking study analyzes Solidarity's significance in Soviet societies.
"Synopsis" by , This pathbreaking study analyzes Solidarity, one of the most important social movements of the century, and its significance in Soviet societies.
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