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Using Gramsci : A New Approach

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Thought of as one of the world's greatest political theorists, Antonio Gramsci's writings push readers to interpret and change the world. In Using Gramsci, Michele Filippini enlarges upon his seminal works, disentangling it from the prevailing orthodoxy in Gramscian analysis.The book explores his work on ideology, the individual, collective organisms, crisis and temporality, in addition to the more traditional areas of his thought, such as hegemony and civil society. Through this close examination, the use value of Gramscian theoretical instruments to a broad range of disciplines, including, political science, education, language, cultural studies, postcolonial studies, anthropology and geography, becomes apparent. Filippini's approach explicates and emphasises the importance of one of the most popular and enduring Marxist figures.
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 10.16mm | 226.8g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745335683
  • 9780745335681
  • 755,104

About Michele Filippini

Michele Filippini is Researcher in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Bologna. He is the co-ordinator of the digital library Gramsciproject.org and has been in the board of the International Gramsci Society, Italy. He is the author of Leaping Forward: Mario Tronti and the History of Political Workerism (Jve-Crs, 2012).
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'Concise and lucid' -- Marx & Philosophy Review of Books 'There is little doubt that Gramsci has become one of the most relevant thinkers of the 20th century influencing many fields of contemporary scholarship. Fillippini's Using Gramsci is a tribute to this' -- Cosimo Zene, SOAS, University of London, editor of The Political Philosophies of Antonio Gramsci and B. R. Ambedkar (Routledge, 2013)
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Table of contents

Acknowledgments

Abbreviations

Introduction

1. Ideology

2. The Individual

3. Collective Organisms

4. Society

5. The Crisis

6. Temporality

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index
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