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Hegemony and Class Struggle

Trotsky, Gramsci and Marxism

Authors: Dal Maso, Juan

  • Offers a unique analysis of Trotsky’s conception of hegemony.
  • Gramsci’s opinion of Trotsky’s work has thus far been neglected by both Trotsky and Gramsci scholars.
  • This book remedies this deficiency and transcends the boundaries of scholarly works on these authors.
  • Attempts to offer a “third position” between that of Anderson (which is widespread in anglophone academia) and that of Francioni (which is at the basis of the Gramsci renaissance in Italy) in understanding Gramsci
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About this book

Leon Trotsky and Antonio Gramsci are two of the most important Marxist thinkers of the 20th century. This book explores the similarities and the differences between their philosophical and political theories. The first and second chapters deal with a still under-investigated aspect of Trotsky’s thought, i.e. his reflections on the issue of hegemony. The third chapter focuses on Gramsci’s critique of Trotsky in his Prison Notebooks, analysing Gramsci’s knowledge of Trotsky’s positions as well as the scope and limits of Gramsci’s critique. The fourth chapter consists of a critical rereading of Perry Anderson's essay Antinomies of Antonio Gramsci, originally published in 1976 and republished in 2017 and an analysis of the book Gramsci and Trotsky in the Shadow of Stalinism by Emanuele Saccarelli. The result is an investigation that offers new insight into both Trotsky’s and Gramsci’s thought, while proposing a new point of view from which to interpret revolutionary theory and strategy in the contemporary scenario. One of the main topics addressed throughout the three essays is the specific position of the problem of hegemony in a theory of permanent revolution, demonstrating that Trotsky had a particular understanding of the question of hegemony and that Gramsci, in turn, introduced a concept of hegemony that is closely associated with an idea of permanent revolution, such that the dynamics of the relationship between democratic struggles and socialist struggles presented in both theories are very similar.

About the authors

​Juan Dal Maso is an Independent Scholar from the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also a member of the editorial board of Ideas de Izquierda Semanario (Ideas of the Left Weekly) in Argentina, and the author of the following books; El marxismo de Gramsci (The marxism of Gramsci, 2016), translated to Italian and Portuguese, and Althusser y Sacristán (Louis Althusser and Manuel Sacristán, 2020) written with Ariel Petruccelli.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • Hegemony in Trotsky’s Thought: From Hegemonic Power to Theory of Revolution

    Pages 1-66

    Dal Maso, Juan

  • Hegemony in Trotsky’s Thought: The Problem of Hegemony in the Transition

    Pages 67-103

    Dal Maso, Juan

  • Trotsky in the Prison Notebooks

    Pages 105-151

    Dal Maso, Juan

  • Once Again on Trotsky and Gramsci

    Pages 153-197

    Dal Maso, Juan

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hegemony and Class Struggle
Book Subtitle
Trotsky, Gramsci and Marxism
Authors
Series Title
Marx, Engels, and Marxisms
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-75688-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-75688-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-75687-1
Series ISSN
2524-7123
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 221
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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