Dissertations and Theses Not Included in the "Bibliografia Gramsciana"
In the Summer of 1989, an advisory group met at the Istituto Gramsci in Rome to discuss some questions concerning the nature and parameters of the final version of the comprehensive international Gramsci bibliography that was being prepared for publication. Among other things, it was decided that only doctoral dissertations--and not Masters' theses or undergraduate honors papers--dealing with Gramsci's life and thought, would be included. Furthermore, it was decided to exclude even those Ph.D. dissertations which were partly, but only partly, inspired by Gramsci's thought.
As a result of this decision, the published Bibliografia Gramsciana (Rome: Editori Riunit, 1991) contained 53 titles of dissertations--another 21 titles are included in the forthcoming Supplement. Of course, it is also true that this category of publication is far less complete than any other. Electronic databases, outside of the United States and Canada, rarely include dissertations. Many of the correspondents that provided data from various countries for the Bibliografia Gramsciana made no attempt to survey this area.
But in my opinion, dissertations, theses, and honors projects are of great importance in determining the degree of penetration of Gramscian thought in the various national cultures. A perusal of the bibliography will demonstrate that very often young people who have done work on Gramsci will continue that interest for many years and even decades.
In future issues of the IGS Newsletter, we will try to provide more complete lists of these publications (Any help from readers would be most welcome!); meanwhile, the 32 dissertations and 32 Masters' and honors theses provided below (none of which were included in the "official" bibliography) give us another dimension of Gramsci's influence in modern culture.
A. PH.D. DISSERTATIONS RELATING TO GRAMSCI NOT INCLUDED IN BIBLIOGRAFIA GRAMSCIANA:
1. Botterman, John Charles. Hegemony and the Subaltern: End of History in Heiner Muller's Theater [East Germany]. University of Washington. Ph.D., 1987, 346 Pages.
.... Points of contact are subsequently traced between Muller and Marxist philosophers, primarily Walter Benjamin and Antonio Gramsci, whose works challenge the universalizing tendencies and spiritual transpositions of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century systems....
2. Clearfield, Frank Bruce. The Trilateral Commission: Exercising Its Global Influence. University of Kentucky. Ph.D., 1985, 394 Pages.
The Trilateral Commission (TC) is a group of internationally powerful private citizens, whose three hundred members come from North America, Western Europe, and Japan. Their goal is to stabilize the world system by changing international policies to favor the unrestricted activities of multinational corporations. Antonio Gramsci's writings on the state and capitalist society were used to examine the Commission's activities in the international economic, political, and social arenas. ...
3. Frederick, Howard Handthorne. Ideology in International Telecommunication: Radio Wars Between Cuba and the United States. (Volumes I and II). The American University. Ph.D., 1984, 772 Pages. [END PAGE 21]
....This study begins with an historical overview of the Cuban-American radio war from its inception in 1961 .... A theory of Inter-Ideological Propaganda State Apparatuses (IPSAs) is elaborated, based on the writings of Karl Marx, Louis Althusser and Antonio Gramsci....
4. Garzon, Luz Elena. Emilio Rabasa and his Novels. [Spanish text] University of California, San Diego. Ph.D., 1985, 190 Pages.
Emilio Rabasa, a nineteenth century Mexican author, not only wrote poetry and novels, but also history and juridical studies.... We have to remember and consider the fact that he was formed first as a politician; he was what Gramsci would call "an organic intellectual." ...
5. Groth, Terrie Ralph. State, Class, and Crisis in Brazil, 1974-82. University of California, Riverside. Ph.D. 1986, 385 Pages.
....The discussion employs Gramsci and Poulantzas to synthesize a model of hegemonic democratization emphasizing capitalist democracy and dictatorship, class struggle, and hegemonic crisis....
6. Hardy, Thomas Stephen. People of the Garden: Aesthetics in Everyday Life in a Tokyo Neighborhood. New School for Social Research. Ph.D., 1986, 283 Pages.
....My thesis is that the park [a cultural object, the garden Amaen, in the everyday life of a Japanese neighborhood in the Shinjuku section of Tokyo], once private, now publicly controlled, has retained basically the same form while its meanings have shifted from personal and traditional to exploitative and public. In doing this, "tradition" merges with dominant ideological notions of social homogeneity, continuity, and unity controlling the uses of the park. These notions disguise the breach between the dominant idea of tradition and the experience of social differentiation and conflict. This results in alienation, with both residual and emergent responses. Following Gramsci, Lukacs, and others, I underline the ways the dialectical process of alienation contains the hope of its transformation--that what the people of Chayamachi neighborhood "misconceive" may, under certain circumstances, be demystified, and that they may then be able to change it.
7. Higgs, Paul. Privatisation and the Politics of Hegemony: A Study of the Attitudes of Striking NHS Ancillary Workers Towards Privatisation, 1984-1985. University of Kent at Canterbury (United Kingdom). Ph.D., 1987, 240 Pages.
This work is concerned with examining the nature of political consciousness from a Marxist perspective. It is also concerned with the direction and theoretical underpinnings of trade union opposition to privatisation in the NHS....This work seeks to challenge these ideas in two ways.... Secondly, it seeks to challenge the theoretical underpinnings to what I have termed "counter-hegemonic struggle." It looks at, and creates critiques of, the work of Hobsbawm, Hall; and the post-structuralists and Althusserians. The work concludes this overview of theories of political consciousness and ideology by advocating a model of political struggle based on the ideas of Antonio Gramsci and which avoids the idealism of the various contemporary Marxist accounts of ideology.
8. Judd, Ellen Ruth. A Study of Directed Change in Chinese Literature and Art. The University of British Columbia (Canada). Ph.D., 1981, 1 Page.
This thesis explores some issues related to directed change in Chinese literature and art from 1930 to 1955. The focus is on the performing arts. The main issues of concern are changes in the social organization of literary and artistic activity, and changes in the conscious model of literature and art held by those leading these social changes.... Theoretical concepts derived from the works of Clifford Geertz on ideology, Eric Wolf on peasant political movements, Antonio Gramsci on intellectuals and hegemony, and Raymond Williams on the arts in society were synthesized to form an approach which could illuminate these problems....
9. Kelleher, William J. The Axiology and Methodology of Critical Organic Marxism. University of California, Santa Barbara. Ph.D., 1985, 285 Pages.
.... Since mid-twentieth century, many European Marxists have been struggling to break out of their positivistic constraints. I critically analyze this Western Marxist movement. Only since the nineteen-sixties have scholars in the United States begun to take Marxism seriously. Prior to this they wrote as bourgeois propagandists bent on misrepresenting Marx. The American wing of the Western Marxist movement has produced organic Marxism. But this too has vestiges of positivism in it. My dissertation removes all traces of positivism from Marxism and creates "critical organic Marxism." .... [END PAGE 22]
10. Kenig, Sylvia. Limits on Theory: A Case Study of the Relationships of Market and State to Theory in the Community Mental Health Movement. The University of Connecticut. Ph.D., 1981, 367 Pages.
....The focus of the study is sociological theory contained within the literature of social psychiatry, especially the community mental health movement. This movement is chosen for study because of its importance in fulfilling State functions of (1) accumulation, through the mental illness treatment market, and (2) legitimation through mental health theory and policy. The methodology used for the analysis consists of comparative historical analysis and interviews with key informants. Cross-national comparative data is drawn upon in order to
highlight the historical and world-system implications of the CMHC movement. A sociology of knowledge framework is established from the works of Mannheim, Gramsci, Gouldner, and Friedrichs....
11. Kho, David S. The Transition to Communism in North Korea (1953-1970): A Critical Analysis. York University (Canada). Ph.D., 1981, 1 Page.
The North Korean state has become increasingly authoritarian since the mid-1960s. This development occurred despite the earlier existence of a revolutionary tendency (juche) in the theory and practice of the Korean Worker's Party (KWP)--one which had encouraged mass participation in the re-shaping of society. This study seeks to discover how an initially revolutionary society was transformed into a class-exploitative one. It will focus upon unearthing and analyzing the bases of this conservative reversion and the errors in the leadership's theory and practice which had allowed it to take place. Without sacrificing its critical character, this analysis will highlight the successes achieved by the North Korean leadership and the masses.... The growing body of theory on the transition to communism developed by Althusser, Bettelheim and Sweezy [will be used], as well as the works of theorists like Gramsci and Poulantzas ....
12. King, Michael J. The Growth of Police Powers in the Federal Republic of Germany: An Analysis of the Relations of the State, Legitimation and Coercion. University of Wales (United Kingdom). D. Phil., 1987, 367 Pages.
The primary concern of this thesis is to analyze and account for change within policing in the Federal Republic of Germany. It suggests that contemporary policing is characterized by a growth in the policing apparatus generally, and increasing centralization, specialization and employment of technology within an orientation of prevention....The underlying theme of this thesis is the relationship between the State, coercion and legitimation. It initially undertakes a theoretical examination of this relationship, and also an
elaboration of the concept of rationality, towards an explication of social change. It refers particularly here to the work of Kant, Hegel, Marx, Weber and Gramsci....
13. Kling, Joseph Milton. Making the Revolution -- Maybe. Deradicalization and Stalinism in the American Communist Party, 1928-1938. City University of New York. Ph.D., 1983, 428 Pages.
The specific aim of this dissertation is to resolve the question of whether the American Communist party, at some point during the nineteen-thirties, became a reformist, or 'deradicalized' political movement.... My conclusion is that, by the criteria of the suggested model, the Party, after the re-election of Roosevelt in 1936, did, indeed, become deradicalized. The methodology is two-fold. First, working within the Marxist tradition, a model is proposed of a set of ideas which might reasonably be said to govern the behavior of a contemporary radical movement. The sources of the paradigm are seminal analysts and critics of the concept of radicalism, ranging from Marx, Engels, Lenin, Luxemburg and Gramsci on the one hand, to Eduard Bernstein and Roberto Michels on the other....
14. Krischke, Paulo José. Populism and the Catholic Church: The Crisis of Democracy in Brazil. York University (Canada). Ph.D., 1983, 1 Page.
This study analyzes the relations between the Church and the state of Brazil, focusing on the actions and orientations of the Church's main national organization, the Conferencia Nacional dos Bispos do Brasil (CNBB), during the development and crisis of the post-war populist regime. Populism has been defined as a "transitional" regime, in which the urban popular classes acquired individual social and economic rights, without attaining autonomous political representation....In the first part of the dissertation I review the literature and state my own approach, drawing from the theories of Antonio Gramsci, Jurgen Habermas and Ernst Bloch, among others. My suggestion is that the Church must be seen as a relatively autonomous institution vis-a-vis the state and social classes.... [END PAGE 23]
15. Lather, Patricia Ann. Feminism, Teacher Education and Curricular Change: Women's Studies as Counter-Hegemonic Work. Indiana University. Ph.D., 1983, 257 Pages.
This study addresses the questions: (1) What is going on in schools of education regarding feminist curricular change efforts? and (2) How is teacher education faring in the larger effort to challenge male hegemony over curricular content and the substance of knowledge itself? The data base consists of survey responses from teacher educators with sex equity concerns and a random sampling of one-third of women's studies program directors, textual analysis of course syllabi, and interviews with teacher educators....Data were analyzed from the vantage point of critical theory, especially the work of Antonio Gramsci. Major findings were: sex equity is largely invisible as a curricular issue in schools of education; much work remains in forging links between teacher educators and women's studies....
16. Little, Barbara J. Ideology and Media: Historical Archaeology of Printing in Eighteenth-Century Annapolis, Maryland. State University of New York at Buffalo. Ph.D., 1987, 473 Pages.
This work combines historical and archaeological methods to explore some of the relationships between ideology and media. The concept of hegemony developed by Antonio Gramsci is used to define a form of ideology that creates and uses "common sense" to gain and maintain control. Material culture and specific attributes of material culture broadly defined constitute the media.... Specific attributes are thought both to reflect humans' metaphorical understanding of goods and to reinforce cultural values that are becoming increasingly embedded as "common sense." These attributes are primarily standardization and segmentation. The historical setting is the craft of printing in eighteenth and early nineteenth-century Annapolis, Maryland....
17. Luke, Timothy Wayne. The Proletarian Ethic and the Ethos of Communism: Ideology in the Political Economy of Soviet Industrialization. Washington University. Ph.D., 1981, 543 Pages.
Conventional comparative accounts of national industrialization strategies emphasize the development of an ethic of work performance as a crucial component of industrial development. In the case of Czarist Russia, however, such studies have maintained that Russian workers lacked a modern work ethic and, therefore, remained essentially unproductive relative to more disciplined work forces in Europe, Japan and North America. This analysis argues that a modern work ethic has emerged in Soviet workplaces since 1917 and the sources of this new disciplined ethic are to be found in the social practices of the radical Russian intelligentsia and the culture transforming theories of Marxism-Leninism. Using several concepts originally elaborated by Antonio Gramsci and Max Weber, this investigation presents an alternative view of Soviet industrialization by treating the Russian revolution as the Soviet Union's "historical substitute" for or "functional equivalent" of the Protestant Reformation in Western Europe....
18. Mack, Nancy Geisler. False Consciousness and the Composing Process. (Volumes I and II). The Ohio State University. Ph.D., 1986, 584 Pages.
This dissertation is a critical analysis of the everyday life of the composition classroom. A dialectical connection is made between theory and practice, teachers and students, and the classroom and the real world.... Critical theory and particularly the concept of hegemony is used to analyze this false consciousness about composing. This work examines why traditional teaching practices are so entrenched within our culture. Dialectical theory is proposed as an alternative world view to western positivism. A more active role in the creation of knowledge is suggested for teachers and students. Hegemony is applied to traditional composition methodology, specifically the case of formal grammar instruction. The work of Gramsci is used to explicate two very different but related definitions for hegemony. On the one hand, Gramsci described hegemony as a subtle and dynamic form of socialization through which the ruling class dominates the masses by willful consent rather than violence. On the other hand, Gramsci defined a new type of hegemony which could be an activist response to the first more negative connotation: Gramsci explained that the workers could create a new, emancipatory hegemony. A more historical and political perspective of grammar is suggested....
19. Manders, Dean Wolfe. Wisdom and Mystification in Everyday Life: Critical Investigations Into American Common Sense. Brandeis University. Ph.D., 1980, 355 Pages.
Dominant Western (American) Marxism tends to be an objectivist enterprise, focusing on the "economic," "structural," and "material" dimensions of social reality. It thus, by default, generally ignores questions of lived, [END PAGE 24] mundane, everyday experience. The clearest example of this conceptual and political lacuna centers around the vulgar, objectivist Marxist notion of "bourgeois false consciousness." Following the "underground" Marxian perspective of Antonio Gramsci, and with brief support from and criticism of phenomenology, symbolic interactionism, and ethnomethodology, this omission in Marxian thought may be corrected by investigating the lived dynamics of American common sense--the "everyday concepts" which guide daily activity....Next, in order to investigate adequately American common sense, it is located in its everyday-historical lived American context: the hegemony of American capitalist ideology is discussed as it is central within the formation of American common sense....A Marxian-Gramscian perspective on common sense language-philosophy as expressive of lived, systemic capitalist social relations is also developed as an analytical requirement for later deducing the influence of the totality of capital within common sense language-praxis....
20. Mckenna, Teresa. The Politics of Metaphor: Dialectics of Oppression in Miguel Angel Asturias and Elsa Morante. University of California, Los Angeles. Ph.D., 1980, 230 Pages.
This dissertation explores the possibility for an aesthetic political fiction by tracing the common foundation of politics and literature as forms of persuasive discourse. In Chapter I, the theoretical assumptions underlying these collective forms of human expression are discussed: both politics and literature are perceptual activities. The key word is "activity," for literature and politics erroneously have been considered static entities. Antonio Gramsci correctly points out that politics is struggle, and that only action which is directed toward social change is political. In his view culture (a main component of which is ideology)
plays an important role in fostering such activity and, consequently, in transforming human values. Literature acts in the cultural sphere, and when "directed" toward social change can be considered political....
21. Mills, Charles Wade. The Concept of Ideology in the Thought of Marx and Engels. University of Toronto (Canada). Ph.D., 1985.
This study examines the writings of Marx and Engels to see what consistent theory of ideology can be extracted from them. The focus is on the original sources, the works of Marx and Engels themselves, rather than on their expositors,... Finally, chapter six compares at length Marx and Engels' position on the role of revolutionary intellectuals with the views of Lenin and Gramsci.
22. Minkowitz, Miriam. Marxist Philosophy and its Implications for Pedagogy. Columbia university. Ph.D., 1983, 158 Pages.
Although Marx had little to say specifically on the topic of education, a Marxist theory of education can be extrapolated from his general philosophy. His concept of "alienation" as well as his opposition between the universal and the particular are especially fruitful concepts for constructing a Marxist pedagogy. "Alienation" is the general or universal term that is particularized in history as the division of labor. In the field of education this means dealing with the division of labor as seen in the school curriculum, particularly with the insidious division between intellectual and vocational instruction.... Educators who have described themselves as "Marxist" have attempted to deal with the problem of alienation, either explicitly or implicitly. While such thinkers as Freire, Sarup, Gramsci, Gintis and Bowles have made significant contributions to the formulation of a Marxist theory of education, each omits something vitally important....
23. Nasidi, Yakubu Abdullahi. Beyond the Experience of Limits: African Literature and Interpretive Self-Awareness. The University of Wisconsin -Madison. Ph.D., 1987, 213 Pages.
This dissertation begins from the notion of a crisis. This crisis it defines in the form of a still unresolved paradox in the critical practice of selected African writers and critics.These writers and critics try to represent or demonstrate the existence of an African culture or essence, but find themselves always driven to do so in terms of the very culture whose rise to global dominance represents the negation of "Africa." The discourses of two representative writer-critics are critically re-examined in the light of this paradox: Chinua Achebe in Chapter II and Wole Soyinka in Chapter III.... In Chapter IV the dissertation proposes to refocus the paradoxes of African Literature, both as a cultural practice and as a discipline, in terms of a theoretical concept--hegemony--derived largely from Gramsci and Raymond Williams. Foucault's suggestive reexamination of discourses in terms of power rather than meaning or truth is also examined, heuristically, in terms of how it might open up some critical vistas on the problem. Chapter V examines the interesting but still problematic work of Ngugi wa Thiong'o, whose works (both creative and critical) register the problematic of hegemony as an integral aspect of their "vision."... [END PAGE 25]
24. Peterson, Thomas Erling. The Poetics and Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini. Brown university. Ph.D., 1986, 454 Pages.
Pasolini's civil poetry develops in parallel with the scholarly essays, criticism, polemics, fiction, theater and film. Social matrices in each are integrated with an autonomous sense of esthetic pattern, integrity and value.... There is no denying Pasolini has become a symbol for our times: a myth. But what is essential is the use of myth, for example those of Oedipus and Orestes, or the particular significance accruing around the figures of Gramsci, Dante and Christ, or the myths perhaps adopted unknowingly or reversed or negated.... It exacts of him a sacrifice which is and remains analogous to Gramsci's sacrifice, out of a higher and altruistic love, and in pursuit, via intellectual action, of what Whitehead has called the "high grade perception."
25. Pittenger, Mark Allen. Science and the New Social Order: American Socialists and Evolutionary Thought, 1870-1918. The University of Michigan. Ph.D., 1984, 791 Pages.
This dissertation seeks to clarify the role played by evolutionary theory in American socialist thought, and to clarify the socialist movement's role in the controversy over the social and political implications of Charles Darwin's and Herbert Spencer's ideas.... While Marx and Engels saw Darwinism as a revolutionary scientific and cultural force, they did not find in it the basis for a revolutionary social movement. Nonetheless, succeeding generations of socialists would strive to assimilate various versions of socialism to evolutionary theory. As the American socialist discourse developed in theoretical, political, and fictional writings from the 1870s to World War I, its participants undertook what Marxist theorists Antonio Gramsci and Raymond Williams would call a counter-hegemonic cultural struggle over the fate of evolutionary science. These socialist evolutionists hoped to democratize the possession of scientific knowledge, and to shatter "commonsense" or hegemonic conceptions of what such knowledge implied for the social order. Although evolutionism retained its resonance for the scientistic left, it also proved assimilable to the liberal capitalist world view by the late nineteenth century.... Intellectuals deployed evolutionary theory to rationalize their reabsorption into that capitalist hegemonic configuration from which evolutionary thought, in conjunction with revolutionary socialism, had once been seen as an emergent force.
26. Silverberg, Miriam Rom. Changing Song: The Marxist Poetry of Nakano Shigeharu. The University of Chicago. Ph.D., 1984.
This five-chapter 319 page dissertation with introduction and conclusion focuses on the pre-war art theory and poetry of the Japanese proletarian writer Nakano Shigeharu, in order to interpret his contributions to Marxist cultural theory and his critique of Taisho culture. The theory contained in his essays on art and his poems is compared with the thought of Marx, Hegel, Lukacs, Bukharin, Trotsky, Gramsci, Bakhtin, and Benjamin. The standard view of Nakano as militant Fukumotoist is thereby revised and his thought placed within the context of a Marxist tradition emphasizing the importance of consciousness and the role of the intellectual in revolutionary labor....
27. Starr, William Frederic. Christopher Caudwell. Columbia University. Ph.D., 1982, 204 Pages.
Christopher Caudwell is primarily known as an English literary critic of the 1930s. The contention of this essay is that it is more appropriate to view him as an anatomist of ideology, and that his studies anticipate the development of cultural Marxism in the 1960s and 1970s....Because he gives primacy to culture and to ideas instead of viewing them as reflections of material forces Caudwell's thought can be situated with Marxists like Gramsci, Lukacs and Reich. Like each of these writers Caudwell saw himself extending, refining, and amplifying Marxist thought. He understood the centrality of culture in the struggle to change the world.
28. Vecci, Giovanni M. A Dialectic Theory of Organization Behavior: The Case of the Amalgamated Meatcutters and Butcher Workmen of North America. Northwestern University. Ph.D., 1981, 432 Pages.
In the present research, a dialectical theory of behavior in complex organizations is developed.... Such a theory is corroborated by reference to the history of an American union: the Amalgamated Meatcutters and Butcher Workmen of North America.... Multiple theoretical comparisons are carried on between the theoretical framework proposed and American trends in managerial organization theory as well as European theoreticians such as Marx, Gramsci, Weber and Lacan. [END PAGE 26]
29. Vitti, Antonio Carlo. Studio Sociologico-Linguistico dei Romanzi di Pier Paolo Pasolini. [Italian text] The University of Michigan. Ph.D., 1983, 259 Pages.
Pier Paolo Pasolini, a controversial figure in contemporary Italian literature, is not only a poet, writer, scholar and film-maker, but equally well known as an observer of Italian social and political life..... Through these intense years of reaction to Neorealismo, Pasolini took on the role of interpreter of the myths of the Resistance, Marxism and Communism.... All his works are structurally divided by his personal way of conceiving the role of the intellectual in the modern world. There is in his case a latent contradiction of values. On one hand, the intellectual who, under the influence of Gramsci, tries to find a
new role in the contemporary historical reality; on the other hand, his attachment to the cultural heritage from which he unsuccessfully tries to break away. Through this intense dualism, Pasolini also lived his personal diversità, forced by society to live a marginal role.
30. Walsh, Andrea Susan. "The Weeds Grow Long Near the Shore": The "Women's Film" and the American Female Experience: 1940-1950. State University of New York at Binghamton. Ph.D., 1982, 444 Pages.
This study explores the historical experience of American women in the 1940s through a critical analysis of selected topgrossing Hollywood "women's films" of the era. Drawing upon Antonio Gramsci and Raymond Williams, the author constructs a theoretical approach that sees modern mass-mediated culture as a form of popular culture. Popular culture can provide a rich source for social history, and is particularly suited to the discovery of historical undercurrents--the world of repressed, half-spoken and dissident fantasy.... The study contends that a nascent feminism colors this filmic world, and must be integrated into our understanding of the meaning of the 1940s, and its relationship to the second wave of feminism.
31. Wood, George Harrison, II. Schools, Social Change, and the Politics of Paralysis. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ph.D., 1981, 125 Pages.
This study examines potential roles for American public schools in deliberately altering the social order. To do this it is first necessary to attempt refutation of arguments by school critics who contend that the only role schools play is that of reproduction of the existing social arrangements. The two schools of thought which most clearly represent this position are the "deschoolers" and the "neo-Marxists." It is argued herein that not only do these positions misunderstand the reality of schooling, they further develop political paralysis among progressive educational practitioners.....To oppose these positions recent works in critical theory which discuss student opposition to the educational paradigm are discussed. These models, put forth by Paul Willis among others, discuss student resistance to the curriculum and are thus titled "resistance theory." In addition, the students' need of intellectual tools and cultural capital to change the social order is explored as articulated by Antonio Gramsci....
32. Yevenes, Manuel Enrique. Discourse and Power: Inquiry into Latin American Political Economy. University of California, Santa Barbara. Ph.D., 1985, 450 Pages.
This inquiry has as its main objective to develop a theory of political economy based on the Latin American historic experience....This is a perspective that focuses upon the political practice of Latin America, a practice whose core element is the existence of systematic bodies of political economic knowledge. These bodies are political economic discourses, which contain ideas that have emerged from a particular class at a certain time in history. This inquiry has benefitted from the theoretical insights of Michel Foucault, from the writings of Antonio Gramsci, and from Latin American social thinkers such as Jose C. Mariategui, Raul Haya de la Torre, Ernesto Guevara, and Raul Prebisch.
1. Albanese, Salvatore N. Gramsci and the Southern Question. M.A. Thesis. University of Ottawa (Canada), 1982. Pp. 222 (microfiches). [Eng.]
2. Allemano, Louis C. La critica drammatica di Antonio Gramsci. M.A. Thesis. University of Alberta (Canada), 1972. Pp. 95. [Ital.]
3. Bozzini, Gabriella. Antonio Gramsci and Popular Culture: From Subordination to Contestation. B.A. Honors Thesis in Anthropology. University of California, Berkeley, 1985. Pp. 85. [Eng.] [END PAGE 27]
4. Brown, Ivan Eugene. The Politics of Positivism and Dialectics: Marx's Theory of Ideology and the Historical Context for Gramsci's Immanent Critique of Bukharin's Praxis During the Period of the New Economic Policy in the Soviet Union. M.A. Thesis. Kansas State University, 1979. Pp. vi-135. [Eng.]
5. Chataway, Teresa. "Reconstituting Political Theory: The Exclusion of Giulia Gramsci", Second Conference on Women in Italian Culture. Victoria, Australia: Latrobe University, July 2-5, 1992. [Eng.]
6. Dedrick, John Robert. Gramsci and International Relations Theory. M.A. Thesis. College of William and Mary, 1988. Pp. v-73. [Eng.]
7. Fogle, Douglas W. Antonio Gramsci and Contemporary Political Theory, Ideology and Hegemony. B.A. Thesis in Liberal Arts and Sciences. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986. Pp. 42. [Eng.]
8. Hall, George S. George Lukacs and Antonio Gramsci: The Philosopher and the Revolutionary. B.A. Thesis. College of Arts and Sciences Honors Program. University of Alabama, 1986. Pp. 30. [Eng.]
9. Hawkins, William. Democracy and Totalitarianism in Gramsci's Writings on Journalism and Education. B.A. Honors Thesis. Department of Political Science. Emory University, 1986. Pp. 84. [Eng.]
10. Honig, James H. Gramsci's Democracy: The development of Antonio Gramsci's Concept of Democracy. M.A. Thesis. Political Science Dept., San José State University, 1990. Pp. 174. [Eng.]
11. Izzi, Michael. Towards a Theoretical Interpretation of Gramsci's Southern Question. M.A. Thesis. University of Quebec (Canada), 1987. Pp. 184 (microfiches). [Eng.]
12. Kim, Wonshick. An Analysis of Antonio Gramsci's Hegemony and War of Position. M.S. Thesis. Dept. of Sociology. University of Utah, 1990. Pp. viii-94. [Eng.]
13. Lee, Hyuk-Koo. Peasant Politics and Social Change: A Gramscian Perspective. M.A. Thesis. University of Texas at Austin, 1986. Pp. vii-92. [Eng.]
14. Maculus, Liliana Elena. Consciousness, State and Universality in the Theories of Hegel, Gramsci and Peron. M.A. Thesis in Philosophy. San Francisco State University, 1990. Pp. vi-54. [Eng.]
15. Maresso, A. Theoretical Practice and the Discourse of Gramsci's Marxism. B.A. Honors Thesis. U. of Sydney (Australia), 1990. [Eng.]
16. Maurice, Raymond. Le Concept de la Stratégie Révolutionnaire de la "Guerre de Position" chez Gramsci, Appliqué à l'Italie de 1852-1922. M.A. Thesis. University of Quebec (Canada), 1980. Pp. 248 (microfiches). [Fr.]
17. Mayo, Peter. A Comparative Analysis of Antonio Gramsci and Paulo Freire's Ideas Relevant to Adult Education. M.Ed. Thesis. University of Alberta (Canada), 1988. Pp. 189 (microfiches). [Eng.]
18. McEwen, Melissa. Gramsci and Spielberg: Hegemony in Popular Culture. B.A. Honors Thesis. U. of Adelaide (Australia), 1992. [Eng.]
19. Mitchell, Richard William. Revolution and the Role of Art in Late Capitalist Society: Towards a Materialist Artistic Practice. (With Original Play). M.A. Thesis. Southern Connecticut State University, 1990. Pp. 158.
20. Plowden, Ben. Antonio Gramsci: The Paradox of Hegemony and the Transition to Socialism. M.A. Thesis. Tulane University, 1986. Pp. 115. [Eng.] [END PAGE 28]
21. Rivard, Jocelyne. La Notion du Parti chez Antonio Gramsci. M.A. Thesis. University of Ottawa (Canada), 1981. Pp. 383 (microfiches). [Fr.]
22. Robinson, William Alfred. The Development of Gramsci's thought on the Southern Question. M.A. Thesis. Georgetown University, 1975. Pp. 109. [Eng.]
23. Salusti, Marcia E. Gramsci, la letteratura popolare, la critica letteraria e il critico letterario. M.A. Thesis. Brown University, 1979. Pp. 56. [Ital.]
24. Scerbo, Joan. Antonio Gramsci: Towards a New Interpretation of Life and Art. M.A. Thesis. Department of Romance Languages. Queens College (CUNY), 1977. Pp. 50. [Eng.]
25. Schneiderman, Franz. Lukacs, Gramsci, Marcuse: Western Marxism and the Search for a Revolutionary Subject. B.A. Thesis. Dept. of Political Science. Williams College, 1985. Pp. v-110. [Eng.]
26. Shigematsu, Ted Mario. Gramsci's Concept of Hegemony. M.A. Thesis. San Diego University, 1983. Pp. iv-90. [Eng.]
27. Sonntag, Joseph R. The Thought of Antonio Gramsci. M.A. Thesis. Graduate Theological Union (California), 1973. Pp. 34. [Eng.]
28. Stephenson, Ralph Edwin. Antonio Gramsci's Theory of Hegemony. M.A. Thesis. University of South Carolina, 1990. Pp. ii-110. [Eng.]
29. Whelan, Christal K. Gramsci e la critica letteraria. M.A. Thesis. Brown University, 1986. Pp. ii-32. [Ital.]
30. White, Steven F. Idealism and Materialism in the Thought of Antonio Gramsci. M.A. Thesis. University of Virginia, 1977. Pp. 73. [Eng.]
31. Wongyannava, Thanes. Evolving Views of "Historicism": Althusser's Criticisms of Gramsci. M.S. Thesis. University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1983. Pp. iii-142. [Eng.]
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Supplement to the "Bibliografia Gramsciana"
John Cammett has just completed the first "official" supplement to his Bibliografia Gramsciana (Rome: Riuniti, 1991). (This version includes all the materials and contains about twice the number of entries in the "provisional" version which Cammett prepared in
March 1992 for IGS members.) The supplement consists of more than 1400 entries, about 25% of which were published before 1989. It includes a few publications in four languages not comprised in the original volume--so that now we have material written on Gramsci in 32 different languages. Also included are many important publications related to the recent observances of Gramsci's death and the centenary of his birth. The supplement comes with appendices listing publications by year and language of publication, as well as detailed name and subject indexes.
The Supplement will be published during the next few months by the Fondazione-Istituto Gramsci in Rome in a special issue of its IG-Informazioni. Anyone wishing to obtain a copy please contact John Cammett, 905 West End Avenue, New York, New York 10025.