The Antonio Gramsci Reader: Selected Writings 1916-1935

The Antonio Gramsci Reader: Selected Writings 1916-1935

by Antonio Gramsci
     
 

with a new introduction by ERIC J. HOBSBAWM

"Very usefully pulls the key passages from Gramsci's writings into one volume, which allows English-language readers an overall view of his work. Particularly valuable are the connections it draws across his work and the insights which the introduction and glossary provide into the origin and development of some key

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with a new introduction by ERIC J. HOBSBAWM

"Very usefully pulls the key passages from Gramsci's writings into one volume, which allows English-language readers an overall view of his work. Particularly valuable are the connections it draws across his work and the insights which the introduction and glossary provide into the origin and development of some key Gramscian concepts."
—Stuart Hall, Professor of Sociology, Open University

The most complete one-volume collection of writings by one of the most fascinating thinkers in the history of Marxism, The Antonio Gramsci Reader fills the need for a broad and general introduction to this major figure.

Antonio Gramsci was one of the most important theorists of class, culture, and the state since Karl Marx. In the U.S., where his writings were long unavailable, his stature has lately so increased that every serious student of Marxism, political theory, or modern Italian history must now read him.

Imprisoned by the Fascists for much of his adult life, Gramsci wrote brilliantly on a broad range of subjects: from folklore to philosophy, popular culture to political strategy. Still the most comprehensive collection of Gramsci's writings available in English, it now features a new introduction by leading Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm, in addition to its biographical introduction, informative introductions to each section, and glossary of key terms.

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ISBN-13:
9780814727010
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
447
Sales rank:
368,720
Product dimensions:
52.50(w) x 82.50(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

DAVID FORGACS is coeditor of Antonio Gramsci Selections from Cultural Writings and editor of Rethinking Italian Fascism. He is Professor in the Department of Italian, University College, University of London.

Table of Contents

Introduction10
Note on the Text14
Chronological Outline17
Pt. 1Writings 1916-1926
ISocialism and Marxism 1917-191829
IIWorking-Class Education and Culture53
IIIFactory Councils and Socialist Democracy76
IVCommunism 1919-24110
VFascist Reaction and Communist Strategy 1924-1926135
Pt. 2Prison Writings 1929-1935
VIHegemony, Relations of Force, Historical Bloc189
VIIThe Art and Science of Politics222
VIIIPassive Revolution, Caesarism, Fascism246
IXAmericanism and Fordism275
XIntellectuals and Education300
XIPhilosophy, Common Sense, Language and Folklore323
XIIPopular Culture363
XIIIJournalism379
XIVArt and the Struggle for a New Civilization391
Notes403
Glossary of Key Terms420
Further Reading432
Name Index436
Subject Index440

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