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Carley, Robert. “Agile Materialisms: Antonio Gramsci, Stuart Hall, Racialization, and Modernity.” Journal of Historical Sociology (2013) (pre-print).
This article investigates why Gramsci's theories and concepts have a discrete relevance to the study of race and ethnicity in contemporary contexts. Two theoretical points emerge from the investigation. First, through Gramsci's work, Hall's approach to the structural/cultural theory problem provides an important mediation for theoretical approaches to race. Hall is then able to demonstrate that the racialization of labor and the coercion of workers in colonial and neocolonial contexts, with regard to the "global south" was the rule and not the exception. Second, through an historical and discursive approach, I demonstrate how Gramsci's analysis of politics and political strategies took race into account. I contend that Gramsci's perspective on race facilitated Hall's ability to deploy Gramsci's theoretical framework and concepts.
Egan, Daniel. “Rethinking War of Maneuver/War of Position: Gramsci and the Military Metaphor.” Critical Sociology (2013): [preprint]
One of the most important components of Antonio Gramsci's social theory is his discussion of political strategy, particularly his distinction between 'war of maneuver' and 'war of position'. For Gramsci, the classical model of revolution through military insurrection (war of maneuver) has been supplanted within advanced capitalism by a cultural struggle of much longer duration and complexity (war of position). Despite the significance of Gramsci's analysis of war of maneuver/war of position for contemporary Marxism, it is striking that so little attention has been paid to these terms. These terms have a history, both in military theory and in Marxism, which predates Gramsci's prison notebooks. An examination of the military writings of Engels, Lenin and Trotsky, which are grounded more directly on military theory, leads to different conclusions about the nature of political strategy and the relationship between war of maneuver and war of position.
Ekers, Michael, Gillian Hart, Stefan Kipfer, Alex Loftus, eds. Gramsci: Space, Nature, Politics. Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. ISBN: 9781444339703.
This collection brings attention to Antonio Gramsci's work within geographical debates. Presenting a substantially different reading to Gramsci scholarship, the collection forges a new approach within human geography, environmental studies and development theory.
Michael Ekers, Gillian Hart, Stefan Kipfer, and Alex Loftus. “A Barbed Gift of the Backwoods”: Gramsci’s Sardinian Beginnings
John Berger. How to Live with Stones
- Michael Ekers and Alex Loftus. Gramsci: Space, Nature, Politics
- Adam David Morton. Traveling with Gramsci: The Spatiality of Passive Revolution
- David Featherstone. “Gramsci in Action”: Space, Politics, and the Making of Solidarities
- Stefan Kipfer. City, Country, Hegemony: Antonio Gramsci’s Spatial Historicism
- Geoff Mann. State of Confusion: Money and the Space of Civil Society in Hegel and Gramsci
- Benedetto Fontana. The Concept of Nature in Gramsci
- Abdurazack Karriem. Space, Ecology, and Politics in the Praxis of the Brazilian Landless Movement
- Joel Wainwright. On the Nature of Gramsci’s “Conceptions of the World”
- Alex Loftus. Gramsci, Nature, and the Philosophy of Praxis
- Nicola Short. Difference and Inequality in World Affairs: A Gramscian Analysis
- Michael Ekers. Gramsci and the Erotics of Labor: More Notes on “The Sexual Question”
- Jim Glassman. Cracking Hegemony: Gramsci and the Dialectics of Rebellion
- Vinay Gidwani and Dinesh Paudel. Gramsci at the Margins: A Prehistory of the Maoist Movement in Nepal
- Judith Whitehead. Accumulation through Dispossession and Accumulation through Growth: Intimations of Massacres Foretold?
- Gillian Hart. Gramsci, Geography, and the Languages of Populism
- Stefan Kipfer and Gillian Hart. Translating Gramsci in the Current Conjuncture
Ives, Peter, and Nicola Short. “On Gramsci and the International: a Textual Analysis.” Review of International Studies 39.3 (2013): 621–642.
Antonio Gramsci's thought has strongly influenced the fields of IR and IPE through the work of Robert Cox, Stephen Gill, Kees van der Pijl and others, engagements often gathered (not uncontroversially) under the rubric of an ostensibly unified 'neo-Gramscian' position or 'the Italian School'. The emergence of such interventions into IR/IPE has sparked controversy regarding whether Gramsci's work can be legitimately applied to 'the international', both from within IR and in other fields. This article examines the validity of such critiques of 'neo-Gramscian IPE', which we argue rely on problematic characterisations and little evidence from Gramsci's writings. More substantively, we provide an exegesis of the role of the international dimension in the construction of central categories of Gramsci's thought and his approach to nation-state formation and international organisations such as the Catholic Church and the Rotary Club, which have been regrettably neglected by all facets of these discussions. We demonstrate that Gramsci can indeed be understood as a theorist of the international, whose approach is particularly salient for the present historical conjuncture.
Kowal, Emma, ed. Review Forum: The Postcolonial Gramsci, edited by Neelam Srivastava and Baidik Bhattacharya (Routledge 2012). Postcolonial Studies 16.1 (2013).
- Emma Kowal. “The Postcolonial Gramsci.” Postcolonial Studies 16.1 (2013): 66–67.
- Timothy Brennan. “Joining the Party.” Postcolonial Studies 16.1 (2013): 68–78.
- Neelam Srivastava and Baidik Bhattacharya. “Who Owns Gramsci? Response to Timothy Brennan.” Postcolonial Studies 16.1 (2013): 79–86.
- Timothy Brennan. “(Dis)owning Responsibility.” Postcolonial Studies 16.1 (2013): 87–89.
- Marcus E. Green. “On the Postcolonial Image of Gramsci.” Postcolonial Studies 16.1 (2013): 90–101.
- Stefano Selenu. “In Search of a Postcolonial Gramsci: Method, Thought, and Intellectuals.” Postcolonial Studies 16.1 (2013): 102–109.
Leggett, Will. “Restoring Society to Post-structuralist Politics Mouffe, Gramsci and Radical Democracy.” Philosophy & Social Criticism 39.3 (2013): 299–315.
Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe's post-Marxist analysis pushed Gramsci's anti-determinism to its limits, embracing a post-structuralist, discourse-centred politics. Mouffe's subsequent programme for radical democracy has sought a renewed democratic left project. While radical democracy's post-structuralism enables important insights into political subjectivity and antagonism in contemporary democracies, it also weakens its own critical and strategic capacity. By recuperating its Gramscian heritage, radical democracy could be more theoretically and politically effective. In contrast to discourses operating in an entirely open and contingent political field, Gramscian theory offers a more realist – but non-determinist – account of the structural, enabling and constraining properties of ideologies. It also allows for a distinctive institutional space for society. Society is the site upon which political identities are articulated, and from which existing power relations are challenged. But a conception of society also points to the institutional limits to politics, notable by their absence in post-structuralism and radical democracy.
Miles, Lilian, and Richard Croucher. “Gramsci, Counter-hegemony and Labour Union–Civil Society Organisation Coalitions in Malaysia.” Journal of Contemporary Asia (2013): [pre-print]
The dramatic outcome of the Malaysian 2008 elections has been interpreted within a Gramscian framework. It has, for example, been suggested that the hegemony created by the Malaysian ruling class is being contested, leading to a weakening of its legitimacy, and that an active class of organic intellectuals is emerging and helping to develop potential bases for counter-hegemonic participation. We employ an alternative Gramscian approach, restoring relevant aspects of Gramsci's theories to the centre of analysis. We, therefore, focus on mutual perceptions in coalitions between civil society organisations and trade unions as a key indicator of the strength of counter-hegemonic forces. We conclude that accounts that claim that "counter-hegemony" is developing are questionable at best. Fundamental differences exist between these central institutional actors which sit uneasily with claims that the construction of counter-hegemony is under way.
Morton, Adam David. “The Limits of Sociological Marxism?” Historical Materialism 21.1 (2013): 129-58.
Within the agenda of historical-materialist theory and practice Sociological Marxism has
delivered a compelling perspective on how to explore and link the analysis of civil society, the
state, and the economy within an explicit focus on class exploitation, emancipation, and rich
ethnography. This article situates a major analysis of state formation, the rise of the Justice and
Development Party (AKP), and the growth of a broader Islamist movement in Turkey within the
main current of Sociological Marxism. It does so in order to critically examine the rather bold
revision of the theory of hegemony at the heart of Cihan Tuğal's Passive Revolution: Absorbing
the Islamic Challenge to Capitalism, which posits the separate interaction of political society,
civil society and the state in theorising hegemonic politics in Turkey. My contention is that the
revision of hegemony that this analysis offers and its state-theoretical commitments are deeply
problematic due to the reliance on what I term 'ontological exteriority', meaning the treatment of
state, civil society and the economy as always-already separate spheres. The focus of the critique
then moves toward highlighting a frustrating lack of direct engagement with Antonio Gramsci's
writings in this disquisition on hegemony and passive revolution, which has important political
consequences. While praise for certain aspects of ethnographic and spatial analysis is raised, it is
argued that any account of the reordering of hegemony and the restructuring of spatial-temporal
contexts of capital accumulation through conditions of passive revolution also needs to draw
from a more sophisticated state theory, a direct reading of Gramsci, and broader scalar analysis of
spatial relations and uneven development under capitalism.
Rehmann, Jan. “Occupy Wall Street and the Question of Hegemony: A Gramscian Analysis.” Socialism and Democracy 27.1 (2013): 1–18. [Link]
Thomas, Peter D. “Hegemony, Passive Revolution and the Modern Prince.” Thesis Eleven 117.1 (2013): 20–39.
Gramsci's concept of hegemony has been interpreted in a wide variety of ways, including a theory of consent, of political unity, of 'anti-politics', and of geopolitical competition. These interpretations are united in regarding hegemony as a general theory of political power and domination, and as deriving from a particular interpretation of the concept of passive revolution. Building upon the recent intense season of philological research on the Prison Notebooks, this article argues that the concept of hegemony is better understood as a 'dialectical chain' composed of four integrally related 'moments': hegemony as social and political leadership, as a political project, as a hegemonic apparatus, and as the social and political hegemony of the workers' movement. This alternative typology of hegemony provides both a sophisticated analysis of the emergence of modern state power and a theory of political organization of the subaltern social groups. This project is encapsulated in Gramsci's notion of the formation of a 'modern Prince', conceived as both political party and civilizational process, which represents an emancipatory alternative to the dominant forms of political modernity.
Worth, Owen. Resistance in the Age of Austerity: Nationalism, the Failure of the Left and the Return of God. Halifax, N.S.; London; New York: Fernwood Publishing ; Zed Books Ltd., 2013.
In this timely book, Worth assesses the growing diversity of resistance to neoliberalism - progressive, nationalist and religious - and argues that, troublingly, the more reactionary alternatives to globalisation currently provide just as coherent a base for building opposition as those associated with the traditional 'left-wing' anti-globalisation movements. From the shortcomings of the Occupy movement to the rise of Radical Islam, the re-emergence of the far-right in Western Europe to the startling impact of the Tea Party in the US - Worth shows that while a progressive alternative is possible, it cannot be taken for granted.
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See IGS Italia > Bibliografia Italiana. News of Italian publications should be sent to Michele Filippini.
La Città Futura, Tokyo Gramsci Society Bulletin No. 57 (May 2013)
- Notebook 19 Risorgimento italiano, §30-§47. Translated by the Prison Notebooks Research Group.
- Notebook 29 Notes for an introduction to the study of grammar, §1-§9. Translated by the Prison Notebooks Research Group.
- Expressivity and hegemony in Gramsci: Notes on Notebook 29 (abridged) by Francesco Agueci, translated by Koichi Ohara
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Note: Feyzullah Yilmaz has compiled a list of Turkish Gramsci publications at Neo-Gramsian Portal.