Gramsci and Contemporary Politics

Beyond Pessimism of the Intellect

By Anne Showstack Sassoon

© 2003 – Routledge

184 pages

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About the Book

Can politics now be both radical and realistic? Gramsci and Contemporary Politics is a collection of Anne Showstack Sassoon's writing which spans the major transitions from Thatcher and Reagan to Clinton and Blair; the collapse of communism to the regeneration of social democracy. Applying original interpretations of Antonio Gramsci's ideas on the intellectuals, political language, civil society and political leadership, she argues that drawing from the past, and broadening contemporary sources of political and academic knowledge can contribute to a grounded, radical hegemonic politics which can bring about change.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General