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Selections from the Prison Notebooks
Antonio Gramsci, Edited and translated by Quintin Hoare and Geoffrey Nowell-Smith
Price
695.00
ISBN
9788194829508
Language
English
Pages
580
Format
Paperback
Dimensions
140 x 216 mm
Year of Publishing
2020
Territorial Rights
Restricted
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One lets a man starve until he is fifty; when he is fifty, one finally notices him. In private life, such behaviour would warrant a good kicking. In the case of the State, it appears to be a “merit” (1933).
Antonio Gramsci (1891–1937)

Even today, our States and their actors tell the same story. This explains the continued appeal of Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks for our cultural theorists and political commentators, including Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall, Edward Said, and Terry Eagleton, and the New Left Review contributors. Gramsci’s relentless conflict with alternative and oppositional forces finds the most lucid and extended expression in his Prison Notebooks.

Selections from the Prison Notebooks,translated, edited, and annotated helpfully in this edition, will make it easier for both the seasoned scholar and budding researcher who wish to study Gramsci’s salient reflections and political observations.

Gramsci’s major ideas and sketches of polemical thought have been ordered under larger units in this book. The introductory essay places the Notebooks in their socio-historical background. The considerable range of their address and focus will inspire and challenge students who have only had limited access to Gramscian terminology, such as hegemony, national-popular, subaltern, war of position, organic intellectual, etc. 

This book is a precious resource for scholars and students from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, political science, history, geography, education, cultural studies and literary studies.

Antonio Gramsci was an Italian Marxist thinker and theorist whose thoughts and ideas continue to be influential even today.

Editors and translators:
Quintin Hoare is a British leftist intellectual and literary translator.

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith is Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of History at Queen Mary, University of London.

Acknowledgements

Preface

Introduction

I.Problems of history and cultre 

  1. The intellectuals 
  2. On education 
  3. Notes on italian history 

II.Notes on politics 

  1. The modern prince
  2. State and civil society
  3. Americanism and fordism

III. The philosophy of praxis

  1. The study of philosophy
  2. Problems of marxism 

index

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