Gramsci, Culture and Anthropology: An Introductory Text

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Antonio Gramsci has become a major presence in British and American anthropology, especially for anthropologists working on issues of culture and power. This book examines Gramsci's understanding of culture and the links between culture and power in which the author reveals how Gramsci offers a challenge to some of the most entrenched and anthropological assumptions about the nature of "culture". Drawing on texts including his pre-prison journalism, prison letters and the prison notebooks, the book offers the intellectual and political contexts within which Gramsci was writing. To show how notions of culture are being deployed, the final chapter in the book is structured as a dialogue between Gramsci and selected anthropologists, including John and Jean Comaroff, James Scott, Steven Feierman and Sherry Ortner, with extracts from these anthropologists' writings.

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Kate 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).


Reading Gramsci: Joseph A. Buttigieg Abbreviations 1. Introduction Part I Contexts 2. Gramsci’s Life and Work 3. Anthropology and Culture: Some Assumptions Part II Gramsci on Culture 4. Culture and History 5. Subaltern Culture 6. Intellectuals and the Production of Culture Part III Gramsci and Anthropology 7. Gramsci Now Bibliography Index

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Crehan, Kate
Editore: Pluto Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0745316786 ISBN 13: 9780745316789
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Descrizione libro Pluto Press, 2003. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0745316786

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