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Language And Hegemony In Gramsci

Book – Language and Hegemony in Gramsci introduce Gramsci’s social and political thought through his writings on language. It shows how his focus on language illuminates his central ideas such as hegemony, organic and traditional intellectuals, passive revolution, civil society, … Continue reading

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Gramsci’s Politics of Language: Engaging the Bakhtin Circle and the Frankfurt School

Antonio Gramsci and his concept of hegemony have permeated social and political theory, cultural studies, education studies, literary criticism, international relations, and post-colonial theory. The centrality of language and linguistics to Gramsci’s thought, however, has been wholly neglected. In Gramsci’s … Continue reading

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Hegemony as Pedagogy: The Formation of a Collective Will and of Individual Personality According to Gramsci

This chapter addresses the relationship between the individual and the social that is central to Gramsci’s well-known understanding of the pedagogical nature of hegemony. Gramsci blended two theoretical approaches in his Prison Notebooks: one approach relates to macro-problems, defined by … Continue reading

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Antonio Gramsci: A Pedagogy to Change the World

This volume provides evidence for the argument of a central place of pedagogy in the interpretation of Gramsci’s political theory. Gramsci’s view that ‘every relationship of hegemony is necessarily a pedagogical relationship’ makes it imperative to dismiss narrow and formal … Continue reading

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Antonio Gramsci the Marxist Thinker for our Times

At the trial of Antonio Gramsci in 1928, the prosecutor declared: “We must stop this  rain from working for 20 years.” Gramsci, the former leader of the Italian Communist Party and a gifted Marxist theoretician and journalist, was sentenced to … Continue reading

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Gramsci and Educational Thought

Gramsci’s entire project in the prison writings, centering on the notion of hegemony, of which he does not provide a systematic exposition, is an educational project — education in the broadest sense possible. Education is central to the workings of hegemony in … Continue reading

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Hegemony and education under neoliberalism: Insights from Gramsci

Based in a holistic exposition and appraisal of Gramsci’s writings that are of relevance to education in neoliberal times, this book—rather than simply applying Gramsci’s theories to issues in education—argues that education constitutes the leitmotif of his entire oeuvre and lies at the … Continue reading

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Gramsci and Contemporary Politics: Beyond Pessimism of the Intellect

Can politics now be both radical and realistic? This book 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 … Continue reading

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Gramsci and Foucault: A Reassessment

Book. Mapping the resonances, dissonances, and linkages between the thought of Gramsci and Foucault to uncover new tools for socio-political and critical analysis for the twenty-first century, this book reassesses the widely-held view that their work is incompatible. With discussions … Continue reading

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Lectures on Gramsci

This module introduces the work of Antonio Gramsci and its relevance to the arts, humanities and social sciences. It deals with the life and work of Gramsci, outlines the principal influences on his intellectual and political analyses, and some key … Continue reading

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