Gramsci, Culture and Anthropology

Gramsci, Culture and Anthropology

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In the last twenty years, the legacy of Italian theorist Antonio Gramsci has soared to new heights. His work has become one of the most cited sources on power and hegemony. He is often used by anthropologists working on issues of culture and power. This book explores Gramsci's understanding of culture and the links between culture and power in relation to anthropology. Extensive use is made of Gramsci's own writings, including his pre-prison journalism and prison letters as well as the prison notebooks. The book also provides an account of the intellectual and political contexts within which he was writing. The challenge Grasmci's approach presents to some common anthropological assumptions about the nature of 'culture' is examined as is the potential usefulness of Gramsci's writings for contemporary anthropologists.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 130 x 214 x 18mm | 458.14g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745316778
  • 9780745316772

About Kate Crehan

Kate Crehan is Assistant Professor in the Dept of Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, and Co-ordinator of the Women's Studies Program, at CUNY. Her most recent book was The Fractured Community: Landscapes of Power and Gender in Rural Zambia, (University of California, 1997).show more

Table of contents

Reading Gramsci: Joseph A. Buttigieg Abbreviations 1. Introduction Part I: Contexts 2. Gramsci's Life and Work 3. Anthropology and Culture: Some Assumptions Part II: Gramsci on Culture 4. Culture and History 5. Subaltern Culture 6. Intellectuals and the Production of Culture Part III: Gramsci and Anthropology 7. Gramsci Now Bibliography Indexshow more

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