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Gramsci, Culture and Anthropology
In the last twenty years Antonio Gramsci has become a major presence in British and American anthropology, especially for anthropologists working on issues of culture and power. This book explores Gramsci's understanding of culture and the links between culture and power. Kate Crehan makes extensive use of Gramsci's own writings, including his preprison journalism and pris ...more
Paperback, 230 pages
Published December 19th 2002 by University of California Press
(first published January 1st 2001)
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Brilliant materialist interpretation of Gramsci and his idea of 'culture' and hegemony that stands counter to certain persistent assumptions in anthropology (namely of boundedness, systematicity/internal coherence, and an explicit or implicit tradition/modern distinction). The alternate image of culture that arises, through this contrast, is a notion of culture as the historically specific lived reality of class, non-coherent and full of contradictions in case of the as of yet unhegemonic cultur ...more