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    Social movements and hegemonic struggle

    Cox, Laurence (2024) Social movements and hegemonic struggle. In: The Elgar Companion to Antonio Gramsci. Elgar, pp. 370-387. ISBN 9781802208603

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    Antonio Gramsci’s Southern Question and Lyons Theses, written just before his imprisonment by Mussolini, are fundamental resources for social movements seeking to resist the rise of the far right and to construct a different social order. Here, hegemony appears primarily in terms of broad social alliances, defining a particular form of capitalism under the leadership of a given ‘historical bloc’. The task for activists in this context is to find ways of disrupting these alliances and to construct new ones on a different basis, ‘from below and to the left’. The chapter draws on examples from Gramsci’s own race-and-class organizing practice and is illustrated with tools from activist training workshops.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Keywords: Gramsci; Social movements; Hegemony; Revolution;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 18210
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    Depositing User: Dr. Laurence Cox
    Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2024 10:17
    Publisher: Elgar
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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