The Gramscian Moment: Philosophy, Hegemony and Marxism

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BRILL, 2009 - Social Science - 477 pages
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Winner of the Premio internazionale Giuseppe Sormani 2011, awarded by the Fondazione Istituto Piemontese Antonio Gramsci in Turin for the best book/article on Gramsci in the period between 2007-2011 internationally. Antonio Gramsci's Prison Notebooks are today acknowledged as a classic of the human and social sciences in the twentieth century. The influence of his thought in numerous fields of scholarship is only exceeded by the diverse interpretations and readings to which it has been subjected, resulting in often contradictory 'images of Gramsci'. This book draws on the rich recent season of Gramscian philological studies in order to argue that the true significance of Gramsci's thought consists in its distinctive position in the development of the Marxist tradition. Providing a detailed reconsideration of Gramsci's theory of the state and concept of philosophy, The 'Gramscian moment' argues for the urgent necessity of taking up the challenge of developing a 'philosophy of praxis' as a vital element in the contemporary revitalisation of Marxism.
  

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User Review  - Online-University of-the-Left - Goodreads

Comprehensive treatment of Gramsci and his times. I skipped over several sections that were aimed mainly at academics, to get to the things I'm most interested in, how to apply Gramsci to strategy and tactics today. It's that kind of book, you can skip around in it. Read full review

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I plan to read this along with the three Volume Prison Notebooks. Read full review

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Contents

Chapter One The Moment of Reading Capital
1
Chapter Two Antinomies of Antonio Gramsci?
41
Chapter Three A Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery inside an Enigma?
85
Chapter Four Contra the Passive Revolution
133
Chapter Five Civil and Political Hegemony
159
Chapter Six The Realisation of Hegemony
197
Chapter Seven The Philosophy of Praxis is the Absolute Historicism
243
Chapter Eight The Absolute Secularisation and Earthliness of Thought
307
Chapter Nine An Absolute Humanism of History
385
Today
441
References
455
Name Index
469
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Peter D. Thomas (Ph.D, 2008) studied at the University of Queensland, Freie Universit t Berlin, L Universit Federico II, Naples, and the Universiteit van Amsterdam. He has published widely on Marxist political theory and philosophy. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal "Historical Materialism: Research in Critical Marxist Ttheory"

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