Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci (antôn´yô gräm´shē), 1891–1937, Italian political leader and theoretician. Originally a member of the Socialist party and a cofounder (1919) of the left-wing paper L'Ordine Nuovo, Gramsci helped to establish (1921) the Italian Communist party. When Benito Mussolini outlawed the party, Gramsci was imprisoned (1926–37). His posthumously published prison writings, Lettere del carcere (1947), present his theory of hegemony, which explains how a dominant class controls society and emphasizes a less dogmatic form of Communism that many intellectuals preferred to the increasingly ossified version represented by the former Soviet Union.

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Antonio Gramsci: Selected full-text books and articles

A Gramsci Reader: Selected Writings, 1916-1935 By Antonio Gramsci; David Forgacs Lawrence & Wishart, 1999
Selections from the Prison Notebooks of Antonio Gramsci By Antonio Gramsci; Quintin Hoare; Geoffrey Nowell Smith Lawrence & Wishart, 1978
Further Selections from the Prison Notebooks By Antonio Gramsci; Derek Boothman; Derek Boothman Lawrence & Wishart, 1995
Gramsci and Educational Thought By Peter Mayo Wiley-Blackwell, 2010
Eurocommunism: The Italian Case By Austin Ranney; Giovanni Sartori American Enterprise Institute, 1978
The Church, Society, and Hegemony: A Critical Sociology of Religion in Latin America By Carlos Alberto Torres; Richard A. Young Praeger Publishers, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 4 "Religion as Historical Bloc: The Perspective of Antonio Gramsci"
Selections from Cultural Writings By Antonio Gramsci; David Forgacs; Geoffrey Nowell-Smith; William Boelhower Lawrence & Wishart, 2012 (2nd edition)
Selections from Political Writings (1910-1920) By Antonio Gramsci; Quintin Hoare; Quintin Hoare; John Mathews Lawrence & Wishart, 1977
Selections from Political Writings (1921-1926) By Antonio Gramsci; Quintin Hoare; Quintin Hoare Lawrence & Wishart, 1978
The Modern Prince: And Other Writings By Antonio Gramsci Lawrence and Wishart, 1957
A Great and Terrible World: The Pre-Prison Letters 1908-1926 By Antonio Gramsci; Derek Boothman; Derek Boothman Lawrence & Wishart, 2014
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