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Base and Superstructure: the Role of Consciousness

Joseph V. Femia

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

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275435
eISBN:
9780191684128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275435.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the concept's underlying theoretical and philosophical assumptions. It addresses the following questions: How does Antonio Gramsci view the relationship between the economic ... More


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

Joseph V. Femia

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275435
eISBN:
9780191684128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275435.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

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, ... More


A Peaceful Road to Socialism?

Joseph V. Femia

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

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275435
eISBN:
9780191684128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275435.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the extent to which Antonio Gramsci's hegemonic strategy is compatible with the so-called ‘Italian Road to Socialism’, which aims for a peaceful, constitutional transition to ... More


The Revolutionary Party: Architect of the New Hegemony

Joseph V. Femia

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

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275435
eISBN:
9780191684128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275435.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter describes Antonio Gramsci's theory of the revolutionary party, the agency entrusted with the task of formulating and building the new proletarian hegemony. It also considers the ... More


Creative Dialogues with Textual Partners, Past and Present

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the writings of Thomas More and Antonio Gramsci. It demonstrates some of the similarities in the political and intellectual methods that generated their prison writing and ... More


Themes in Marxist Social Theory

Ira Katznelson

in Marxism and the City

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780198279242
eISBN:
9780191601910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198279248.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The first of the two main sections of this chapter discusses Marx's goal and the elements of a Marxist tradition, and presents the views of various later scholars (David Little, Steven Lukes, Alvin ... More


Proletarian Hegemony and the Question of Authoritarianism

Joseph V. Femia

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

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275435
eISBN:
9780191684128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275435.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter sets out Antonio Gramsci's rather sketchy ideas about the future of society and addresses the vexed question, prominent in the secondary literature, whether ‘hegemony’ constitutes a ... More


Gramsci’s Folklore

Corey Gibson

in The Voice of the People: Hamish Henderson and Scottish Cultural Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748696574
eISBN:
9781474412520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696574.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines Henderson’s relationship with the life and works of the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937). It shows how, in his translations of the Lettere dal Carcere (prison ... More


The Concept of Hegemony

Joseph V. Femia

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

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275435
eISBN:
9780191684128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275435.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter looks at the concept of hegemony. It examines its range of meaning, reveals its nuances, highlights its ambiguities, draws out its implications, and explains its novelty within the ... More


Introduction and Preview

Joseph V. Femia

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

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275435
eISBN:
9780191684128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275435.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Although barely available to non-Italian readers before the 1960s, the writings of Antonio Gramsci have had a global effect. There is now almost universal agreement that he ranks as one of the most ... More


Thresholds of Opportunity and Barriers to Change in the Right‐Sizing of States

Ian S. Lustick

in Right-sizing the State: The Politics of Moving Borders

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244904
eISBN:
9780191600050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244901.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Ian S. Lustick asks how can and do states ‘down‐size’ themselves by shrinking the ambit of their authority —a contraction that may be defined as consociationalism, or as partition, or as some ... More


Evaluation and Conclusion

Joseph V. Femia

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

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198275435
eISBN:
9780191684128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198275435.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Earlier, it was said that Antonio Gramsci's Quaderni offer innovative answers to three major questions which have troubled Marxism during the past half-century or so. In line with this, this chapter ... More


Into the Battlefield

Emanuel Rota

in A Pact with Vichy: Angelo Tasca from Italian Socialism to French Collaboration

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823245642
eISBN:
9780823252824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245642.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

Angelo Tasca was a key figure in the radical socialist and communist movement in early twentieth-century Italy. However, historians of the movement often downplay his role in the political and ... More


Everyday Environmentalism: Creating an Urban Political Ecology

Alex Loftus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665716
eISBN:
9781452946849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665716.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book develops a conversation between Marxist theories of everyday life and recent work in urban political ecology, arguing for a philosophy of praxis in relation to the politics of urban ... More


Introduction

Rivkah Zim

in The Consolations of Writing: Literary Strategies of Resistance from Boethius to Primo Levi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161808
eISBN:
9781400852093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161808.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore the similar forms, themes, and functions that tend to recur in the prison writing of European intellectuals. The book ... More


When Theory Becomes a Material Force: Gramsci’s Conjunctural Natures

Alex Loftus

in Everyday Environmentalism: Creating an Urban Political Ecology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665716
eISBN:
9781452946849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665716.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter differs from other in the book in that it works far more directly with the conjunctural politics of postapartheid South Africa. Seeking to build on the example of Antonio Gramsci, for ... More


Law, Social Order, and the State in Social Theory

Mary E. Vogel

in Coercion to Compromise: Plea Bargaining, the Courts, and the Making of Political Authority

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195101751
eISBN:
9780199851461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195101751.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter provides theoretical perspective on court activity in the early American republic, in general, and on plea bargaining, in particular. It describes the strengths and weaknesses of ... More


Class, Culture, and Immigrant Group Identity in the United States: The Case of Irish-American Ethnicity

Kerby A. Miller

in Immigration Reconsidered: History, Sociology, and Politics

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195055108
eISBN:
9780199854219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195055108.003.0005
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines ethnicity, its origins, development, and consequences, with specific reference to Irish immigration and Irish America. It emphasizes class differences among Irish immigrants to ... More


Restless Modernisms: D. H. Lawrence Caught in the Shadow of Gramsci

Robert J. C. Young

in Moving Modernisms: Motion, Technology, and Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198714170
eISBN:
9780191782596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714170.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on a specific place and its mediations: in this instance, Sardinia through the eyes of D. H. Lawrence. In search of the primitive, Lawrence finds in the Sardinian people humanity ... More


Moved by Language in Motion: Discourse, Myth, and Public Opinion in the Early Twentieth Century

Ken Hirschkop

in Moving Modernisms: Motion, Technology, and Modernity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198714170
eISBN:
9780191782596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714170.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the notion of public opinion, discussed by the psychologist and sociologist Gabriel Tarde in 1898, and the role of myth as analysed by Ogden and Richards in The Meaning of ... More


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