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Antonio Gramsci

Critical Assessments of Leading Political Philosophers, 1st Edition

Edited by James Martin


1,880 pages

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Hardback: 9780415217477
pub: 2001-09-27
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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.


'With this outstanding collection of commentaries, James Martin has made a prominent and enduring contribution to Gramsci studies…it 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.' -

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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PHILOSOPHY / Reference