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Using Gramsci

Using Gramsci

A New Approach

by Michele Filippini

Series: Reading Gramsci

A modern, introductory approach to Antonio Gramsci's writings
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.

This book is available to download through the Open Access programme.

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 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).

'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) 'Concise and lucid' - Marx & Philosophy Review of Books
Series Preface
1. Ideology
2. The Individual
3. Collective Organisms
4. Society
5. The Crisis
6. Temporality
Published by Pluto Press in Nov 2016
Paperback ISBN: 9780745335681
eBook ISBN: 9781786800084

135mm x 215mm

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