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Gramsci and the Italian state

Author: Richard Bellamy; Darrow Schecter
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed by St. Martin's Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the political life of Antonio Gramsci, the founder of the Italian Communist Party. Including a biographical outline, this book covers the influences on his political thought, his fight against fascism and his eventual inprisonment. The book also includes his prison notebooks.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Antonio Gramsci; Antonio Gramsci
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Bellamy; Darrow Schecter
ISBN: 071903342X 9780719033421
OCLC Number: 27034881
Description: xvi, 203 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Political apprenticeship. The politics of militant idealism. The Syndicalist challenge. The impact of the Russian Revolution --
2. The biennio rosso, 1919-20. The Internal Commissions. Councils and the unions. Councils and the party. Towards a workers' democracy --
3. The Italian Communist Party and the fight against Fascism, 1921-1926. The Livorno Congress and its aftermath. The PCd'I and the Communist International. The Matteotti crisis and the Lyons Theses --
4. The Prison Notebooks I: historical materialism and Crocean historicism. Historical materialism. Crocean historicism. The philosophy of praxis. A successful synthesis? --
5. The Prison Notebooks II: hegemony, State and Party. 'State' and 'civil society'. The 'new Machiavelli': intellectuals, the Party and the creation of a revolutionary hegemony. Hegemony and historical materialism --
6. The Prison Notebooks III: 'making Italians' --
the Risorgimento and the new order. The dialectic of 'force' and 'consent' in the Italian theory of the State from Gioberti to Mosca. Gramsci and Italy's 'passive revolution'. The new order: a 'progressive' totalitarianism?
Responsibility: Richard Bellamy and Darrow Schecter.

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