Although scholars have devoted much attention to the impact of technology on society, they have tended to slight the question of how technology is affected by social systems. The authors of this volume take precisely this approach in their examination of the "Soviet model" of development.

chapter |29 pages

Gorbachev's Socialism in Historical Perspective

ByR. W. Davies

chapter |6 pages

Soviet Peasants and Soviet Literature

ByAlec Nove

chapter |30 pages

Masters of the Shop Floor: Foremen and Soviet Industrialisation

ByLewis H. Siegelbaum

chapter |27 pages

Construction Workers in the 1930s

ByJean-Paul Depretto