Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci

by Steven Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 041531948X

ISBN-13: 9780415319485

Pub. Date: 06/01/2006

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

For readers encountering Gramsci for the first time, Steve Jones covers key elements of his thought through detailed discussion and studies the historical context of the theorist's thought, offers examples of putting Gramsci's ideas into practice in the analysis of contemporary culture and evaluates responses to his work.

Including British, European and American

Overview

For readers encountering Gramsci for the first time, Steve Jones covers key elements of his thought through detailed discussion and studies the historical context of the theorist's thought, offers examples of putting Gramsci's ideas into practice in the analysis of contemporary culture and evaluates responses to his work.

Including British, European and American examples, key topics covered here include:

* culture
* hegemony
* intellectuals
* crisis
* Americanization.

Gramsci's work invites people to think beyond simplistic oppositions by recasting ideological domination as hegemony: the ability of a ruling power's values to live in the minds and lives of its subalterns as a spontaneous expression of their own interests

Is power simply a matter of domination and resistance? Can a ruling power be vulnerable? Can subordinates find their resitance neutralized? and What is the role of culture in this? These questions, and many more are tackled here in this invaluable introduction to Gramsci.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415319485
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/2006
Series:
Routledge Critical Thinkers Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Preface Acknowledgements Why Gramsci? Key Ideas 1. Gramsci's Political and Intellectual Development 2. Culture 3. Hegemony 4. Hegemony in Practice 1: Identity 5. Hegemony in Practice 2: Representations and Institutions 6. Intellectuals 7. Crisis 8. Americanism and Fordism After Gramsci Further Reading Works Cited Index

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