This collection of essays sets out to argue a new theoretical framework underpinned by a Gramscian point of view. By SHELLEY WALIA
THE ideas of Antonio Gramsci as they evolved in the context of his position as one of the leading political thinkers and leaders of the Italian working-class movement and as they took shape during his long imprisonment led to a reappraisal of cultural, political and literary forces. The defence of democratic culture and the role of the peasantry are central to the understanding of his project of responding to imperial/fascist/capitalist histories. It is only the beginning, with one having proved nothing as yet; the hard realities confronting the postcolonial critic deserve hard answers.
The collection of essays in The Postcolonial Gramsci set out to argue a new theoretical framework underpinned by a Gramscian point of view in dealing with postcolonial studies from the Marxist and post-Marxist points of…
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