Gramsci's unorthodox Marxism: political ambiguity and sociological relevance

Schecter, Darrow (2010) Gramsci's unorthodox Marxism: political ambiguity and sociological relevance. Modern Italy, 15 (2). pp. 145-159. ISSN 1353-2944

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Gramsci's work continues to enjoy popularity amongst academics and activists. There is nonetheless a real question about the relevance of his central political ideas for the twenty-first century. This paper defends the thesis that Gramsci's humanism is part of a long tradition of political thought which dates back to Machiavelli, and that although this national-popular humanism is now outdated for reasons which are suggested in the writings and films of Pier Paolo Pasolini, there is also a sociological component to Gramsci's theorising that retains resonance today.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Second of four submissions.
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
Depositing User: Darrow Schecter
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:30
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2012 08:06
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