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.
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).
ForewordAcknowledgementsNote on the TextNotes on Contributors Introduction: Gramsci Past and PresentFrancesca Antonini, Aaron Bernstein, Lorenzo Fusaro and Robert Jackson
Part 1 Global Gramsci: Gramscian Geographies
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.