PAOLO CAPUZZO

Gramscian keywords for a critical theory.

The purpose of this class is to explore some Gramscian keywords: south and the Southern Question; subjectivity in revolutionary processes; hegemony and theory of power; the subaltern and its agency in political processes. These Gramscian themes will be analysed at three different levels: the original Gramscian formulations in the context of the Italian history, the postwar European political crisis, and the strategies of the international communist movement in the 1920s; the uses of these Gramscian categories within the communist parties and left-wing political organisation in the 20th century; the reception of these keywords within the current cultural and postcolonial studies debates.

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