Hegemony Studies in Consensus and Coercion
The originality and depth of Gramsci's theory of hegemony is now evidenced in the wide-ranging intellectual applications within a growing corpus of research and writings that include social, political and cultural theory, historical interpretation, gender and globalization. The reason that hegemony has been so widely and diversely adopted lies in the unique way that Gramsci formulated the 'problematics' of structure/superstructure, coercion/consensus, materialism/idealism and regression/progression within the concept hegemony. However, in much of the contemporary literature the full complexity of hegemony is either obfuscated or ignored.
Hegemony, through comprehensive and systematic analyses of Gramsci's formulation, a picture of hegemony as a complex syncretism of these dichotomies. In other words, hegemony is presented as a concept that is as much about aspiration and progressive politico-social relations as it is about regressive and dominative processes. Thus, the volume recognises and presents this complexity through a selection of contemporary theoretical as well as historico-social investigations that mark a significantly innovative moment in the work on hegemony.
Introduction: Hegemony and the Asia-Pacific Richard Howson and Kylie Smith Part 1: Theoretical Approaches Hegemony, Commonsense and Communication Alastair Davidson Hegemony and Power Benedetto Fontana Hegemony and the Ethico-Political Richard Howson Hegemony and the Subaltern Koichi Ohara and Matsuda Hiroshi Part 2: Neoliberalism Hegemony, Neoliberalism and the Historic Bloc Damien Cahill Hegemony and the World Bank in Vietnam Susan Engel Hegemony, (Neo)-Liberalisation and the Subaltern Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase & Timothy J. Scrase Part 3: Subalternity Hegemony, Subalternity and the Creation of a New Human Subject Kylie Smith Hegemony, Colonialism and the Subaltern Andrew Wells Hegemony, Education and Subalternity Charles Hawkesley Part 4: National-Popular Hegemony and the Construction of Commodo-Normativity Ben Maddison Hegemony and the Other Yoko Harada Hegemony and Indonesian Masculinities Mike Donaldson and Richard Howson