Antonio Gramsci: Beyond Marxism and Postmodernism (Critics of the Twentieth Century)

Antonio Gramsci: Beyond Marxism and Postmodernism (Critics of the Twentieth Century)

Renate Holub


This e-book offers the 1st unique account of Gramsci's paintings within the context of present-day serious and socio-cultural debate. Renate Holub argues that Gramsci used to be a ways sooner than his time in providing a idea of artwork, politics and cultural creation which engages those concerns at a excessive point of sensible and theoretical main issue. She takes inventory of Gramsci's fulfillment with specific connection with the Frankfurt university (Adorno, Horkheimer, Benjamin, Bloch, Habermas) and to Brecht's theoretical writings. She additionally discusses Gramsci's writing on the subject of thinkers within the phenomenological culture - in particular Merleau-Ponty - an attitude which has thus far acquired little cognizance from Anglo-American commentators. She additionally has a few strikingly unique issues to make approximately Gramsci's carrying on with relevance at a time of common retreat from Marxist positions between these at the postmodern left. "Differential pragmatics" - in Holub's suggestive word - is a idea of cultural creation and critique derivable from Gramsci's writings with the advantage of different, more moderen rules, like Habermas's conception of communicative motion and the insights of feminist feedback. This publication may be of curiosity to undergraduates and lecturers; serious idea, political thought, sociology, cultural stories and Italian experiences. This booklet could be of curiosity to scholars and academics of serious thought, cultural reports and Italian reports.

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