Antonio Gramsci: Beyond Marxism and Postmodernism

Antonio Gramsci: Beyond Marxism and Postmodernism

by Renate Holub
     
 

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This book provides the first detailed account of Gramsci's work in the context of current critical and socio-cultural debates. Renate Holub argues that Gramsci was ahead of his time in offering a theory of art, politics and cultural production. Gramsci's achievement is discussed particularly in relation to the Frankfurt School (Adorno, Horkheimer, Benjamin, Bloch,…  See more details below

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This book provides the first detailed account of Gramsci's work in the context of current critical and socio-cultural debates. Renate Holub argues that Gramsci was ahead of his time in offering a theory of art, politics and cultural production. Gramsci's achievement is discussed particularly in relation to the Frankfurt School (Adorno, Horkheimer, Benjamin, Bloch, Habermas), to Brecht's theoretical writings and to thinkers in the phenomenological tradition especially Merleau-Ponty. She argues for Gramsci's continuing relevance at a time of retreat from Marxist positions on the postmodern left.
Antonio Gramsci is distinguished by its range of philosophical grasp, its depth of specialized historical scholarship, and its keen sense of Gramsci's position as a crucial figure in the politics of contemporary cultural theory.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415021081
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/21/1992
Series:
Critics of the Twentieth Century Series
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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