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Reviving Gramsci: Crisis, Communication, and Change

Submitted by syntaxfactory on February 24, 2016 - 2:49pm

Book announcement: Reviving Gramsci: Crisis, Communication, and Change

Dear colleagues: we are delighted to announce the publication of our book:

Reviving Gramsci: Crisis, Communication, and Change

Marco Briziarelli & Susana Martínez Guillem

Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies Series (2016)


Engaging debates within cultural studies, media and communication studies, and critical theory, this book addresses whether Gramscian thought continues to be relevant for social and cultural analysis, in particular when examining times of crisis. The book is motivated by two intertwined but distinct purposes: first, to show the privileged and fruitful link between a Gramscian theory of communication and a communicative theory of Gramsci; second, to explore the ways in which such an "integral" perspective can help us interpret and explain different forms of political activism in the twenty-first century, such as Occupy Wall Street in the US, Indignados and Podemos in Spain, or Movimento Cinque Stelle in Italy.


Acknowledgments xi

1 Gramsci in/for Critical Times 1

2 Selective Gramsci(s) 18

3 Gramsci and Communication: Dialectics and Translation 37

4 Occupy Wall Street: The Limits of War of Position 60

5 Movimento Cinque Stelle: Dialectics of Passive Revolution 78

6 From Indignados to Podemos: Sublating Vernacular Rhetoric into National Popular Rhetoric 98

7 A Dialectical Image 120

References 141

Index 159

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