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Critical Explorations in Contemporary Political Thought

Antonio Gramsci

Editors: McNally, Mark (Ed.)

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The thought of Antonio Gramsci continues to enjoy widespread appeal in contemporary political and social theory. This book draws together some of the world's leading scholars on Gramsci to critically explore key ideas, debates and themes in his work in an accessible manner, relating them to contemporary politics and society.

About the authors

Mark McNally is Lecturer in Politics at the University of the West of Scotland, UK. His research interests are in the history of political thought, democratic theory, ideology, and ideological and political conflict in Twentieth Century Ireland. He is co-editor of Gramsci and Global Politics (2009) and has published widely on the nature and application of Gramsci’s ideas.
Contributors:Andreas Bieler, Professor of Political Economy and Fellow of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ), School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham, UKIan Bruff, Lecturer in European Politics, University of Manchester, UKAlessandro Carlucci, Lector in Italian, University of Oxford, UK Benedetto Fontana, Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, USA  Marcus E. Green, Associate Professor of Political Science, Otterbein University, Ohio, USADavid Howarth, Reader in Political Theory, Department of Government, University of Essex, UK  Guido Liguori, University of Calabria, Italy, and president of the Italian section of the International Gramsci SocietyJames Martin, Professor of Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London, UKAdam Morton, Professor of Political Economy, Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney, AustraliaDarrow Schecter, Reader in the Department of History, University of Sussex, UK Peter Thomas, Brunel University, London, UK

Reviews

'This volume could have been subtitled 'Resolving the Gramsci Paradox.' How is it that a political activist and thinker so deeply concerned with the specific crises of his turbulent times has remained such a fertile source of ideas and insights for theorists and critics addressing the most pressing social, political and cultural issues of the twenty-first century? The essays in this volume are distinctive for simultaneously bringing Gramsci's continuing relevance into bold relief while greatly enriching our understanding of the theoretical core of his perdurable writings.'

Professor Joseph Buttigieg, University of Notre Dame, USA

'In this most welcome book - a well-timed response to the crisis of neo-liberal hegemony - Gramsci's legacy is inventoried through accurate scholarship and creatively revived with deep political commitment. A brilliant challenge to the trivialization of revolutionary thought and an invitation to critically rethink the history of Marxism beyond slogans.'

Dr Fabio Frosini, Università di Urbino, Italy

'This wide-ranging, coherent and critically engaged collection on the interwoven nature of Gramsci's theoretical and political life as a revolutionary provides exciting and provocative insights into many aspects of Gramsci's work, undermining taken-for-granted readings and showing that he is a thinker situated in his times with an ever-present contemporary relevance.'

Professor Bob Jessop, University of Lancaster, UK


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Life of a Reflective Revolutionary

    McNally, Mark

    Pages 1-8

  • Gramsci, the United Front Comintern and Democratic Strategy

    McNally, Mark

    Pages 11-33

  • Morbid Symptoms: Gramsci and the Crisis of Liberalism

    Martin, James

    Pages 34-51

  • Intellectuals and Masses: Agency and Knowledge in Gramsci

    Fontana, Benedetto

    Pages 55-75

  • Gramsci, Language and Pluralism

    Carlucci, Alessandro

    Pages 76-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Antonio Gramsci
Editors
  • Mark McNally
Series Title
Critical Explorations in Contemporary Political Thought
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-33418-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137334183
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-33417-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 247
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