The term “communist” certainly has an associated stigma, especially in the United States. In today's Academic Minute, Bowdoin College's Kristen R. Ghodsee presents a historical account meant to counteract that negative association. Ghodsee is a professor of gender and women’s studies at Bowdoin and author of Lost In Transition: Ethnographies of Everyday Life After Communism (Duke University Press 2011). A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

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