Antonio Gramsci: A Pedagogy to Change the World (Critical by Nicola Pizzolato,John D. Holst

By Nicola Pizzolato,John D. Holst

This quantity presents facts for the argument of a significant position of pedagogy within the interpretation of Gramsci’s political conception. Gramsci’s view that ‘every dating of hegemony is inevitably a pedagogical dating’ makes it valuable to brush aside slender and formal interpretations of his academic theories as making use of to education merely. This e-book argues that what's required fairly is an inquiry into the Italian thinker’s wide conceptualisation of pedagogy, which he considered a essential political job, primary to realizing and reworking society.

Preceded by way of a vast creation that positions Gramsci in his context and within the literature, the essays during this booklet seriously revisit the numerous passages of the felony Notebooks and pre-prison writings the place Gramsci addresses the nexus among politics and pedagogy. a few essays follow these thoughts to precise contexts. The ebook for the 1st time brings to the eye of an English-speaking viewers voices from the present historiography in Italy and Latin America.

We are compelled at usual durations to think about how Gramsci may nonetheless be important, particularly nationwide territories, in a world context. How will we keep on with pessimism of the intelligence, yet locate a few foundation for optimism of the will? 

From the foreword of Anne Showstack Sassoon, Visiting Professor of Politics on the division of Politics at Birbeck, collage of London

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