This book demonstrates the continued political and theoretical relevance of Gramsci's writing on language.
This book places Gramsci’s ideas within the linguistically influenced social theory of the twentieth century. It summarizes some of the major ideas of Ferdinand de Saussure, Ludwig Wittgenstein, language philosophy and post-structuralism in relation to Gramsci’s position. By paying great attention to the linguistic underpinnings of Gramsci's Marxism, ci shows how his theorization of power, language and politics address issues raised by post-modernism and the work of Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Chantal Mouffe, and Ernesto Laclau.
Peter Ives is Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Winnipeg. He completed his PhD in Social and Political Thought at York University, Toronto in 1998. He is the author of Gramsci's Politics of Language: Engaging the Bakhtin Circle and the Frankfurt School (2004).
1. Language And Social Theory: The Many Linguistic Turns
2. Linguistics And Politics In Gramsci's Italy
3. Language And Hegemony In The Prison Notebooks
4. Gramsci's Key Concepts With Linguistic Enrichment
5. Postmodernism, New Social Movements And Globalization: Implications For Social And Political Theory
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