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By ALBERTO POZZOLINI

Antonio Gramsci (1891 - 1937) was once an Italian Marxist theoretician and flesh presser. He wrote on political conception, sociology and linguistics. He used to be a founding member and one-time chief of the Communist occasion of Italy and was once imprisoned by means of Benito Mussolini's Fascist regime. Gramsci is healthier recognized for his concept of cultural hegemony, which describes how states use cultural associations to keep up strength in capitalist societies. during this research, Alberto Pozzolini units out to provide an creation to Gramsci's lifestyles and notion, no longer in any uncritical demeanour, yet with a lucidity and integrity, proposing Gramsci in his strengths and weaknesses, together with his insights and boundaries. the writer outlines the complete of Gramsci's existence and paintings, and the connection among his matters and the constructing political state of affairs within the progressive interval instantly after the 1st global struggle into the increase and the consolidation of the Fascist dictatorship. He then bargains with the actual issues of principal main issue to Gramsci's suggestion - the connection of a number of the sessions below capitalism, the character of the category fight, the progressive get together and its courting with the exchange unions, the intellectuals, tradition, schooling, technological know-how. The publication fees greatly from the total variety of Gramsci's paintings - to permit Gramsci to 'speak for himself' - with a linking remark through Pozzolini which avoids prejudgement or dogmatic interpretation.

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