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Antonio Gramsci
Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers

Edited By

James Martin

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ISBN 9780415217477
Published November 9, 2001 by Routledge
1880 Pages

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Book Description

From the sociology of modern capitalism to state theory and cultural and media studies, Gramsci's ideas have become a central component of mainstream social and political thought since the publication of his writings, in English, in the 1960s. In particular, his concept of 'hegemony', denoting the struggle for ideological dominance by social classes, has been fundamental to the understanding of power in modern states. Over the past thirty years, Gramsci's ideas have been influential in the following areas:
* Marxist Political Theory
* The Sociology of Culture and Ideology
* Political Analysis and State Theory
* Cultural Studies
* Critical International Relations
* Post-structuralist Political Thought
With both a general introduction and individual volume introductions and including articles translated from Italian for the first time, this is the only collection of its kind and the first systematic collection of over thirty years worth of critical commentary on this influential figure.

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Intellectual and Political Context
Volume 2: Marxism, Philosophy and Politics
Volume 3: Intellectuals, Culture and the Party
Volume 4: Contemporary Applications

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'With this outstanding collection of commentaries, James Martin has made a prominent and enduring contribution to Gramsci comes highly recommended.' - Adam David Morton, University of Wales

'This is a truly impressive range within which common themes and topics arise across the various sections. It is also this intellectually broad and deep gathering of essays that will be of use to both recent converts and seasoned interpreters alike.'