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Further Selections from the Prison Notebooks

1995
Author:

Antonio Gramsci
Derek Boothman, editor
Translated by Derek Boothman

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This volume introduces a new and invaluable selection of Gramsci's work. The editor brings together Gramsci's writings on religion, education, science, philosophy, and economic theory.

This volume introduces a new and invaluable selection of Gramsci's work. The editor brings together Gramsci's writings on religion, education, science, philosophy, and economic theory.

Both volumes are essential reading for a variety readers: those interested in contemporary political theory and Marxist thought specifically; those interested in modern European history; and students of Gramsci.

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With meticulous scholarship, Derek Boothman has made available a new and invaluable selection of Gramsci's work, marking the first major translation into English from Gramsci's Prison Notebooks for nearly a decade.

This volume brings together Gramsci's writings on religion, education, science, philosophy, and economic theory. The theme that links these writings is the investigation of ideology at its different levels, and the structures that embody and reproduce it. Concepts such as subalternity and corporate consciousness, hegemony and the building of a counterhegemony recur throughout the book. Further Selections from the Prison Notebooks complements some of the more overtly political analyses published in the 1971 selection from the Notebooks.

This book is an important addition to the corpus of work available to English-speaking scholars of Gramsci. It will be useful to a wide audience of scholars and public intellectuals, including historians, philosophers, political scientists, literary theorists, and critics.

Table of Contents
I Religion: A Movement and a Ideology
II The Origin of Modern Educational Principles
III The Nature and History of Economic Science
IV Economic Trends and Developments
V Science, Logic and Translatability
VI Reference Points for an Essay on B. Croce
VII The Philosophy of Benedetto Croce

Copublished with Lawrence & Wishart, London.

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Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937) is considered one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. His other major works that are available in English are Selections from Cultural Writings and The Modern Prince and Other Writings.

Derek Boothman lectures at the University of Perugia and is a lifelong scholar of Gramsci.

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Both volumes are essential reading for a variety readers: those interested in contemporary political theory and Marxist thought specifically; those interested in modern European history; and students of Gramsci.

Small Press

Furnishes us with a superb introduction not only to Gramsci's notes on economics, religion, and critical sociology of knowledge, but also to what the nature of Gramsci's own Marxism according to Boothman is.

Italica

Well illustrates the sublety and depth of his thought, making his views of continuing value for those seeking an alternative to poststructuralist approaches to cultural and political studies.

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