Mid-Century Communisms: A Schematic Approach?

  • William A. Booth


In this project presentation I will set out the fundamental discussion points raised in my paper “The Mexican Communist Party in Comparative Perspective: Towards a Schema for the Postwar Conjuncture”, delivered at the European Social Science History Conference in Glasgow in April 2012. I do so in order to invite comments and interventions relating to my central contention: that we cannot speak meaningfully of one ‘mid-century communism’, only of several (or perhaps even many) ‘mid-century communisms’. To challenge the partial revival of the monolithic conception of communism, I offer a tentative and non-exhaustive schematic of varying (and in some cases, contradictory) ‘types’ of mid-century communism.

Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London

How to Cite
Booth, W. (2012). Mid-Century Communisms: A Schematic Approach?. The International Newsletter of Communist Studies, 18(25), 403-410. Retrieved from https://incs.ub.rub.de/index.php/INCS/article/view/283
Discussions, Debates, Historical Controversies