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The Modern Prince and Other Writings

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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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Steven Peterson
Dec 29, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 07, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Extremely well written, an interesting argument (kind of the anti-Lenin of Marxists), but unconvincing in his arguments about Machiavelli's intentions. He does lay out some very interesting arguments on the idea of hegemony though.
Juan Nikolas
Mar 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excelente libro. Antonio Gramsci no es un marxista ortodoxo ni mucho menos dogmático. Aun siendo partidario de la tesis del materialismo histórico, reconoce la importancia de la "superestructura", las instituciones, la hegemonía cultural y otros elementos que van más allá del mero análisis economicista del marxismo tradicional. También describe de forma lúcida cual es el deber ser de la acción política y el rol de los partidos políticos, superando el planteamiento leninista de la revolución viol ...more
Reginald Simms
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.
Charles Parrent
Essential reading for an understanding the cultural marxism that dominates cultural discourse in the West.
Feb 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite, "the modern prince"
Carlo Mayer
Da consultazione
Mar 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sociology
A short and useful collection of Gramsci's writing that provides a good introduction to his thoughts to those who don't have time to read all of his.
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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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