Hegemony: A Realist Analysis is a new and original approach to this important concept. It presents a theoretical history of the use of hegemony in a range of work starting with a discussion of Gramsci and Russian Marxism and going on to look at more recent applications. It examines the current debates and discusses the new direction to Marx made by Jacques Derrida, before outlining a critical realist/Marxist alternative.
This book employs critical realist philosophy in an explanatory way to help clarify the concept of hegemony and its relation to societal processes. This work contributes to recent debates in social science and political philosophy, developing both the concept of hegemony itself, and the work of critical realism.
Table of Contents
1. Realism and Hegemony
Part I: a Theoretical History
2. Gramsci's Realist Hegemony
3. Classical Marxism: Lenin and Trotsky
4. English Debates and the Structuralism of Poulantzas
5. Posts and Structures
Part II: Theoretical Questions
6. Two Types of Hegemony: Structural Hegemony and Hegemonic Projects
7. Objectivity and Intersubjectivity
8. Hegemony Through Time and Space
9. Economy and Hegemony
Jonathan Joseph teaches social science and philosophy at Goldsmiths College, London, and at The Open University. He has written articles on Marxism, critical realism, hegemony and deconstruction and is on the editorial board of Capital & Class.
'Joseph has many interesting insights to offer on a range of philosophical and theoretical issues and also develops some well directed critiques of alternative accounts of hegemony and class struggle.' - Critical Realism and Hegemony, Bob Jessop
'... a stimulating and much-needed study of a concept and social phenomenon that has recieved too little scholarly attention so far.' - Liliana Pop, Political Studies Review