Orient BlackSwan, 2021

Language: English

580 pages

140 x 216 mm

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One lets a man starve until he is fifty; when he is fifty, one finally notices him. In private life, such behaviour would warrant a good kicking. In the case of the State, it appears to be a “merit” (1933). Antonio Gramsci (1891–1937) Even today, our States and their actors tell the same story. This explains the continued appeal of Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks for our cultural theorists and political commentators, including Raymond Williams, Stuart Hall, Edward Said, and Terry Eagleton, and the New Left Review contributors. Gramsci’s relentless conflict with alternative and oppositional forces finds the most lucid and extended expression in his Prison Notebooks. Selections from the Prison Notebooks,translated, edited, and annotated helpfully in this edition, will make it easier for both the seasoned scholar and budding researcher who wish to study Gramsci’s salient reflections and political observations. Gramsci’s major ideas and sketches of polemical thought have been ordered under larger units in this book. The introductory essay places the Notebooks in their socio-historical background. The considerable range of their address and focus will inspire and challenge students who have only had limited access to Gramscian terminology, such as hegemony, national-popular, subaltern, war of position, organic intellectual, etc. This book is a precious resource for scholars and students from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, sociology, political science, history, geography, education, cultural studies and literary studies. Antonio Gramsci was an Italian Marxist thinker and theorist whose thoughts and ideas continue to be influential even today. Editors and translators: Quintin Hoare is a British leftist intellectual and literary translator. Geoffrey Nowell-Smith is Honorary Professorial Fellow in the School of History at Queen Mary, University of London.

Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci (22 January 1891 - 27 April 1937) was an Italian Marxist theoretician and communist militant. He wrote on political theory, sociology and linguistics. He was a founding member and one-time leader of the Communist Party of Italy and was imprisoned by Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime. He is widely regarded as one of the most creative Marxist theoreticians of the twentieth century.

Quintin Hoare And Geoffrey Nowell Smith

Quintin Hoare is a British leftist intellectual and literary translator. He served on the editorial board of the New Left Review for many years before he and his wife, the Croatian historian Branka Magas, resigned in 1997.

Geoffrey Nowell-Smith is Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary, University of London, where he is directing a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council on the history of the British Film Institute. He is the editor of The Oxford History of World Cinema (1996) and has published many books and articles on Italian cinema, most recently Luchino Visconti (2003).