And I started this thread because I started to read his book, Prison Notebook, and before that I really knew nothing about him. Books really long though (way too much spare time in prison). Also a fact that wiki didn't have was that his 2,000+ handwritten notes were smuggled out of prison on toliet paper (or at least parts of it).
"Don't hate on me bro" - Loz
Add it to wikipedia! Or at least say something on the talk page and cite yourself.
I find Gramsci extremely valueable for his construction of a well-argued and clearly observable theory of the phenomenon of ideological hegemony. Don't know much more about him though.
"The thing about capitalism is that it sounds awful on paper and is horrendous in practice. Communism sounds wonderful on paper and when it was put into practice it was done pretty well for what they had to work with." -MiG
If you're interested in Gramsci's work, but you don't want to read the long Prison Notebook, there's also a good book called "Gramsci and the historical block" (Gramsci y el Bloque HistÃ³rico) by Hugues Portelli. It's a very good summary of Grmasci's thought.
"Where Argentina goes, Latin America will go".
Other good book:
Buci-Glucksmann - Gramsci and the state
Ideology transforms human beings into subjects, leading them to see themselves as self-determining agents when they are in fact shaped by ideological processes. L. Althusser
Alternative Display:Mobile view