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Gramsci's Political Thought: Hegemony, Consciousness, and the Revolutionary Process

Joseph V. Femia

Abstract

The unifying idea of Antonio Gramsci's famous Prison Notebooks is the concept of hegemony. In this study of these fragmentary writings this book elucidates the precise character of this concept, explores its basic philosophical assumptions, and sets out its implications for Gramsci's explanation of social stability and his vision of the revolutionary process. A number of prevalent and often contradictory myths are demolished, and, moreover, certain neglected aspects of his thought are stressed, including the predominant role he attributed to economic factors, the importance he gave to ‘contrad ... More

Keywords: Antonio Gramsci, Prison Notebooks, hegemony, social stability, revolutionary process, economic factors, contradictory consciousness, political thinking, capitalist, Marxist theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1987 Print ISBN-13: 9780198275435
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275435.001.0001

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