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Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) is widely celebrated as the most original political thinker in Western Marxism and an all-around outstanding intellectual figure. Arrested and imprisoned by the Italian Fascist regime in 1926, Gramsci died before fully regaining his freedom. Nevertheless, in his prison notebooks, he recorded thousands of brilliant reflections on an extraordinary ...more
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Published February 5th 1992 by Columbia University Press (first published 1987)
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Ruhat alp
Gramsci’s main legacy arises through his departures from orthodox Marxism. Like Marx, he argued that all societies in human history have been divided into two basic groups: the privileged and the marginalized, the oppressor and the oppressed, the dominant and the subordinate. Gramsci expanded Marx’s ranks of the "oppressed" into categories that still endure. As he wrote in his famous Prison Notebooks, "The marginalized groups of history include not only the economically oppressed, but also women ...more
Mariam Arafat
Here is where Gramsci sat in a cold cell & articulated his revolutionary insights on hegemony & false consciousness. More enjoyable & consistent than Engels & Benjamin (even Marx himself). All in all, an essential read if you consider yourself a serious radical & want a bold breakout from classical Marxism.
Sunny
in places a brilliant book. in places unless you are down with the intellecual - political scene in late 1800s early 1900s mussolini era, a lot of this will go over your head - well it did go over mine. Gramshe wrote this collection of his notes whilst in prison over about a 8 year period and its essentially a collection of his intellectual musings on a whole variery of topics from Islam, to mussololini, to gabriele d'anunzio to americanism and christianity. incredibly detailed book and very int ...more
Dolor Nocturno
Lo leí durante la facultad de sociales, como corresponde, pero no me acuerdo en qué cátedra. La profesora era un encanto de comunista. De esas personas que a las que te gustaría tenerlas de amiga, madre o tía, sobre todo por su sapiencia. Se me hacía parecida a la esposa de Mujica, el presi de Uruguay. La cursaba los sábados e iba pila pila sólo por ella. Te abría la cabeza.

¿El libro? Una especie de autobiografía de Gramsci hecha desde el encierro que supuso la toma del poder por parte de Mussol
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Diego Castañeda
Las reflexiones durante los años en la cárcel de Grasmci se extienden por una amplia gama de tópicos, la historia Italiana,La revolución francesa, la unificación Alemana, la económica política y los medios.

Su análisis de los Intelectuales en el movimiento de unificación italiano y posteriormente en el siglo XX es magnifico, de la misma forma la forma en que se aleja del marxismo ortodoxo y lo modifica con sus propias ideas respecto al socialismo occidental.

Bob
heavily theoretical communist writer. Less generally applicable than I had hoped.
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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 ...more
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