COVID-19 Response at

Read what we're doing...

Intellectuals and the French Communist Party


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

Introduction: The withering away of Communist intellectuals; Intellectuals and politics in France; French intellectuals and the Communist party: roots of affiliation; The unity and diversity of Communist intellectuals; The crisis of 1978-1980 in historical perspective; The limits of subjectivity: Communist intellectuals and the working class; A party like all others?; The undermining of allegiances; Communist internationalism revisited; The changing ideological context of the 1980s; Conclusion: The bounds of optimism; Appendix: Table of main events 1945-1989


`supremely well researched ... In the marshalling of evidence to support his analysis Hazareesingh shows masterly control of his material ... Well structured, closely argued and based on a wide variety of sources, this book represents scholarship of the highest order' Raymond Kuhn, Times Higher Education Supplement 'This is a particularly valuable contribution, since much less work has been done to relate internal aspects to the Party's present predicament.' Marja van Diggelen, Portsmouth Polytechnic, Modern and Contemporary France, No. 49, April 1992 'This is a look at an important topic - the commitment of French intellectuals to the communist cause. There have been several books on the subject before (and recently, quite a few in French), but none quite as systematic or analytical ... this is a significant book.' D.S. Bell, Leeds University, West European Politics, Vol. 13, No. 3, July '92 `a valediction of a fascinating aspect of the life and times of this most Stalinist of West European Communist Parties' Political Studies `the publication of Hazareesingh's doctoral thesis on the demise of the influence of the French Communist Party ... which until recently was the intellectual engine room of the Left, is timely ... The references and bibliography are comprehensive and the index is thorough and detailed. This book is a 'must' for all students of the rapidly disintegrating international communist movement.' Bob Swan, Australia and World Affairs, No. 18, Spring 1993 `The product of lengthy and careful research ... Bell and Criddle's general line of argument is persuasive, and their style of presentation is quite clear ... this book represents an important contribution to our understanding of the French Communist Party, its functioning during the Fifth Republic, and the reasons why it has declined.' Stephen D. Carls, Union University, The Historian

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Intellectuals and the French Communist Party: Disillusion and Decline on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top