Marxism's 'Communicative Crisis'?
Mapping Debates over Leninist Print-Media Practices in the 20th Century

Pimlott, Herbert F.

Publisher:  Socialist Studies, Canada
Year Published:  2006  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX16251

Marxism’s ‘communicative crisis’, it was a topic of concern that was addressed, debated and negotiated over by party leaders, intellectuals and activists on a continuous basis throughout the 20th century. These concerns revolved around three areas: first, the primary means of print communication, the party paper; second, the specialization of production, particularly around the role of writers and journalists; and third, the search for a popular rhetoric and writing style, which would appeal to the general public.

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