Antonio Gramsci (Critical Explorations in Contemporary Political Thought) by Mark McNally
2015 | ISBN: 1137334177 | English | 264 pages | PDF | 8 MB
remains one of the most influential political thinkers of the early twentieth century. Arrested & imprisoned by the Italian Fascist regime for his socialist activities in 1926, in the solitary & debilitating conditions of Mussolini's jail he penned one of the most startling works of social & political theory - the Prison Notebooks (1929-1935) - that continues to challenge, intrigue & inspire its readers to this day. This book brings together some of the world's leading scholars on Gramsci to provide an engaging & accessible account of the main ideas, themes & debates in his writings, & to critically explore their relevance for contemporary social & political theory. Among the key themes examined in the book are Gramsci's very influential accounts of state formation, hegemony & ideology, which are explored in relation to contemporary Marxism, the liberal tradition, democratic theory, subaltern studies & post-Marxism.