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- DescriptionIn the last twenty years, the legacy of Italian theorist Antonio Gramsci has soared to new heights. His work has become one of the most cited sources on power and hegemony. He is often used by anthropologists working on issues of culture and power. This book explores Gramsci's understanding of culture and the links between culture and power in relation to anthropology. Extensive use is made of Gramsci's own writings, including his pre-prison journalism and prison letters as well as the prison tebooks. The book also provides an account of the intellectual and political contexts within which he was writing. The challenge Grasmci's approach presents to some common anthropological assumptions about the nature of 'culture' is examined as is the potential usefulness of Gramsci's writings for contemporary anthropologists.
- Author BiographyKate Crehan is Assistant Professor in the Dept of Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work, and Co-ordinator of the Women's Studies Program, at CUNY. Her most recent book was The Fractured Community: Landscapes of Power and Gender in Rural Zambia, (University of California, 1997).
- Author(s)Kate Crehan
- PublisherPluto Press
- Date of Publication31/10/2002
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleReading Gramsci
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPluto Press
- Content Notebibliography
- Width135 mm
- Height215 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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