Gramsci’s Political Analysis

A Critical Introduction

  • James Martin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. James Martin
    Pages 1-11
  3. James Martin
    Pages 39-64
  4. James Martin
    Pages 89-113
  5. James Martin
    Pages 114-138
  6. James Martin
    Pages 166-172
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 173-209

About this book


In this new introduction to Antonio Gramsci's thought, James Martin reconstructs the central analytical themes of the Italian Marxist's famous Prison Notebooks : the 'organic' intellectuals, the relation between state and civil society, and the revolutionary party. The contemporary relevance of his concept 'hegemony' to the analysis of state legitimacy is critically considered and the limitations of Gramsci's historicist Marxism to understanding social complexity are outlined. The book will be of interest to undergraduates and teachers in the social sciences.


Antonio Gramsci politics revolution social science

Authors and affiliations

  • James Martin
    • 1
  1. 1.The Queen’s University of BelfastNorthern Ireland

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