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✓ Hegemony and Revolution: Antonio Gramsci's Political and Cultural Theory Ó Walter L. Adamson
Jan 24, 2021 - 15:36 PM By Walter L. Adamson

As a result of his inquiry into the nature of class, culture, and the state, Antonio Gramsci became one of the most influential Marxist theorists Hegemony and Revolution is the first full fledged study of Gramsci s Prison Notebooks in the light of his pre prison career as a socialist and communist militant and a highly original Marxist intellectual Walter Adamson shoAs a result of his inquiry into the nature of class, culture, and the state, Antonio Gramsci became one of the most influential Marxist theorists Hegemony and Revolution is the first full fledged study of Gramsci s Prison Notebooks in the light of his pre prison career as a socialist and communist militant and a highly original Marxist intellectual Walter Adamson shows how Gramsci s concepts of revolution grew out of his experience with the Turin worker councils of 1919 1920 as well as his experience combatting the Fascist movement.For Gramsci, revolution meant the steady ascension of a mass based, educated, and organized collective will, in which the final seizure of power would be the climax of a broader educative process Success depended on countering not just the coercive power of the existing economic and political order but also the cultural hegemony of the state A counter hegemony for Gramsci required the leadership of an organized political party, but at its core lay his conviction that the common people were capable of self enlightenment and could produce an alternative conception of the world that challenged the prevailing hegemonic culture.Adamson shows how these ideas, which Gramsci developed prior to his imprisonment, led him to a highly original concept of subaltern class movements that cohere not just on the basis of economic interest but by virtue of religious, ideological, regional, folklori
  • Title: Hegemony and Revolution: Antonio Gramsci's Political and Cultural Theory
  • Author: Walter L. Adamson
  • ISBN: 9780520050570
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Paperback

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Leo Watkins Jan 24, 2021 - 15:36 PM
Good god this book was tedious Walter Adamson is not a clear expositor of Gramsci s complex ideas, and his analysis of the straightforward ones is pedestrian He has a real problem with Lenin, whom he gets wrong and even misquotes at times He seems to prefer the earlier Marx of the Theses on Feuerbach to the later Marx of Capital, but seems to have a fairly weak grasp of both the latter he assimilates too easily to later Marxists like Plekhanov He also never really considers how Gramsci s polit [...]
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Hegemony and Revolution: Antonio Gramsci's Political and Cultural Theory By Walter L. Adamson As a result of his inquiry into the nature of class, culture, and the state, Antonio Gramsci became one of the most influential Marxist theorists Hegemony and Revolution is the first full fledged study of Gramsci s Prison Notebooks in the light of his pre prison career as a socialist and communist militant and a highly original Marxist intellectual Walter Adamson shoAs a result of his inquiry into the nature of class, culture, and the state, Antonio Gramsci became one of the most influential Marxist theorists Hegemony and Revolution is the first full fledged study of Gramsci s Prison Notebooks in the light of his pre prison career as a socialist and communist militant and a highly original Marxist intellectual Walter Adamson shows how Gramsci s concepts of revolution grew out of his experience with the Turin worker councils of 1919 1920 as well as his experience combatting the Fascist movement.For Gramsci, revolution meant the steady ascension of a mass based, educated, and organized collective will, in which the final seizure of power would be the climax of a broader educative process Success depended on countering not just the coercive power of the existing economic and political order but also the cultural hegemony of the state A counter hegemony for Gramsci required the leadership of an organized political party, but at its core lay his conviction that the common people were capable of self enlightenment and could produce an alternative conception of the world that challenged the prevailing hegemonic culture.Adamson shows how these ideas, which Gramsci developed prior to his imprisonment, led him to a highly original concept of subaltern class movements that cohere not just on the basis of economic interest but by virtue of religious, ideological, regional, folklori

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