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Gramsci is dead: anarchist currents in the newest social movements

By: Day, Richard J. F.
Publisher: Hyderabad Orient Blackswan 2008Description: vii, 254 p.ISBN: 9788125032465.Subject(s): Radicalism | Socialism | Communism | Anarchism | PoststructuralismDDC classification: 322.4 Summary: Gramsci and the concept of hegemony cast a long shadow over radical political theory. Yet how far has this theory got us? Unlike previous revolutionary movements, Day argues, most contemporary radical social movements do not strive to take control of the state. Instead, they attempt to develop new forms of self organisation that can run parallel to it. This book draws together a variety of different strands in political theory to weave an innovative new approach to politics today. From Hegels concept of recognition, through theories of hegemony and affinity to Hardt and Negris reflections on Empire, Day maps academias theoretical concerns onto todays politics of the street. Ideal for all students of political theory, Days fresh approach combines Marxist, Anarchist and post-structuralist theory to shed new light on the politics and practice of contemporary social movements.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-244) and index

Gramsci and the concept of hegemony cast a long shadow over radical political theory. Yet how far has this theory got us? Unlike previous revolutionary movements, Day argues, most contemporary radical social movements do not strive to take control of the state. Instead, they attempt to develop new forms of self organisation that can run parallel to it. This book draws together a variety of different strands in political theory to weave an innovative new approach to politics today. From Hegels concept of recognition, through theories of hegemony and affinity to Hardt and Negris reflections on Empire, Day maps academias theoretical concerns onto todays politics of the street. Ideal for all students of political theory, Days fresh approach combines Marxist, Anarchist and post-structuralist theory to shed new light on the politics and practice of contemporary social movements.

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