The Modern Prince and Other Writings
Antonio Gramsci has become, over the years, the most beloved intellectual of left minded thinkers and actors. His views on 'hegemony', 'oreganic intellectuals' and his conceren for 'unity of theory and action' are considered his greatest contributions to the socialist/communist movements. Even left-popularism of these modern days can apply these views. Gramsci had a good s...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Synergy International of the Americas
(first published 1959)
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The Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci elaborated the idea of hegemony in the early part of the twentieth century. Gramsci emphasizes how values supportive of dominant interests in society get passed on to the masses and thereby, once accepted by the multitudes, come to reinforce the domination by that elite. Political scientists Dawson, Prewitt, and Dawson state that: "Hegemonic theory starts with the assumption that government would not be possible unless the strains and tensions associated with...more
A brief and limited selection of Gramsci's writings from the prison notebooks and other writings. The overall theme being the interaction between civil society/the masses and the state/the ruling class not solely determined by the material circumstances but by the interaction and relationships between material life and culture that create the power dynamics of the modern contemporary times.
Antonio Gramsci was an Italian writer, politician, political theorist, linguist and philosopher. A founding member and onetime leader of the Communist Party of Italy, he was imprisoned by Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime. His writings are heavily concerned with the analysis of culture and political leadership and he is notable as a highly original thinker within the Marxist tradition. He is renow...moreMore about Antonio Gramsci...