Revisiting Gramsci’s Notebooks


Revisiting Gramsci’s Notebooks offers a rich collection of historical, philosophical, and political studies addressing the thought of Antonio Gramsci, one of the most significant intellects of the twentieth century. Based on thorough analyses of Gramsci’s texts, these interdisciplinary investigations engage with ongoing debates in different fields of study. They are exciting evidence of the enduring capacity of Gramsci’s thought to generate and nurture innovative inquiries across diverse themes.

Gathering scholars from different continents, the volume represents a global network of Gramscian thinkers from early-career researchers to experienced scholars. Combining rigorous explication of the past with a strategic analysis of the present, these studies mobilise underexplored resources from the Gramscian toolbox to confront the actuality of our ‘great and terrible’ world.

Contributors include: F. Antonini, A. Bernstein, D. Boothman, W. Buddharaksa, T. Chino, R. Ciavolella, C. Conelli, A. Crézégut, V. Cuppi, Y. Douet, A. Freeland, F. Frosini, L. Fusaro, R. Jackson, A. Loftus, S. Meret, S. Neubauer, A. Panichi, I. Pohn-Lauggas, R. Roccu, B. Settis, A. Showstack Sassoon, A. Suceska, P.D. Thomas, N. Vandeviver, M.N. Wróblewska.

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Francesca Antonini, Ph.D. (2015) is Early Career Fellow in Intellectual History at the Lichtenberg-Kolleg (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany). Her first monograph (Caesarism and Bonapartism in Gramsci: Hegemony and the Crisis of Modernity) is forthcoming with Brill.

Aaron Bernstein received his Ph.D in European Studies at King's College London (2016). He is the editor of Gramsci and the German Crisis 1929-34, forthcoming with Brill, and is currently writing a monograph provisionally entitled, From the Theses on Feuerbach to the Philosophy of Praxis: Marx, Gramsci, Philosophy and Politics, also forthcoming with Brill.

Lorenzo Fusaro, Ph.D. in IPE (King’s College London, 2013), is Associate Professor of Political Economy at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico. He is the author of diverse works, including Crises and Hegemonic Transitions. From Gramsci’s Quaderni to the Contemporary World Economy (Brill, 2019).

Robert Jackson, Ph.D. (2013), is Lecturer in Politics at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has published in Science & Society, the International Gramsci Journal, and Gramsciana, and in the edited volumes Subjectivity and the Political (Routledge, 2017) The Meanings of Violence (Routledge, 2018).
Revisiting Gramsci’s Notebooks: Book Launch with Robert Jackson, Peter D. Thomas, Anne Showstack Sassoon, Francesca Antonini & Lorenzo Fusaro [Click here for the recording of the session]
Foreword Acknowledgements Note on the Text Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Gramsci Past and PresentFrancesca Antonini, Aaron Bernstein, Lorenzo Fusaro and Robert Jackson

Part 1 Global Gramsci: Gramscian Geographies

1 Gramsci as a Historical Geographical MaterialistAlex Loftus
2 Neoliberalism as Passive Revolution? Insights from the Egyptian ExperienceRoberto Roccu
3 The Old Is Dying and the New Cannot Be Born: ‘Past and Present’ of Thailand’s Organic CrisisWatcharabon Buddharaksa

Part 2 Language and Translation

4 Gramsci: Structure of Language, Structure of IdeologyDerek Boothman
5 Hegemonic Language: The Politics of Linguistic PhenomenaAlen Sućeska
6 Translations of Gramsci’s Texts into Polish: A Gramscian AnalysisMarta Natalia Wróblewska

Part 3 Gramsci and the Marxian Legacy

7 Time and Revolution in Gramsci’s Prison NotebooksFabio Frosini
8 From Marx’s Diesseitigkeit to Gramsci’s terrestrità assolutaAaron Bernstein
9 Interpreting the Present from the Past: Gramsci, Marx and the Historical AnalogyFrancesca Antonini

Part 4 Subalternity between Pre-modernity and Modernity

10 We Good SubalternsPeter D. Thomas
11 Subalternity and the National-Popular: A Brief Genealogy of the ConceptsAnne Freeland
12 What Can We Learn from Gramsci Today? Migrant Subalternity and the Refugee Movements: Perspectives from the Lampedusa in HamburgSusi Meret

Part 5 Postcolonial and Anthropological Approaches

13 Back to the South: Revisiting Gramsci’s Southern Question in the Light of Subaltern StudiesCarmine Conelli
14 Gramsci and Foucault in CounterpointNicolas Vandeviver
15 The Changing Meanings of People’s Politics: Gramsci and Anthropology from the History of Subaltern Classes to Contemporary Political SubjectsRiccardo Ciavolella

Part 6 Culture, Ideology, Religion

16 Religion, Common Sense, and Good Sense in GramsciTakahiro Chino
17 Past and Present: Popular LiteratureIngo Pohn-Lauggas
18 The Mummification of Culture in Gramsci’s Prison NotebooksRobert Jackson

Part 7 Historical Capitalism and World History

19 Gramsci and the Rise of CapitalismYohann Douet
20 The Gramscian Moment in International Political EconomyLorenzo Fusaro
21 Rethinking FordismBruno Settis

Part 8 Readings of Gramsci

22 Between Belonging and Originality: Norberto Bobbio’s Interpretation of GramsciAlessio Panichi
23 The Diffusion of Gramsci’s Thought in the ‘Peripheral West’ of Latin AmericaValentina Cuppi
24 An Imaginary Gramscianism? Early French Gramscianism and the Quest for ‘Marxist Humanism’ (1947–65)Anthony Crézégut
25 Althusser, Gramsci and Machiavelli: Encounters and Mis-encountersSebastian Neubauer

All interested in the thought of Antonio Gramsci and the history of Marxist thought in the twentieth century, and anyone concerned with the diverse use of Gramscian concepts across disciplines.
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