Review of: Using Gramsci: A New Approach

by Jatrick J. Barr, trans. 2017. London: Pluto Press. 174 pages. 9780745335681. Paper ($12.00)

  • Gifawosen Markos Mitta Wolkite University

Abstract

Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks has become a very important inspiration for the twentieth-century Marxist political thinkers around the world. ‘Using Gramsci A New Approach’ is one of the most recent additions to various works done around the Prison Notebooks of this Great Italian political theorist and cultural critics. Michele Filippini, a researcher in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the University of Bologna has come up with ‘a new approach’ on Prison Notebooks and has touched some major concepts that are previously given little attention by Gramscian scholars. By extending Gramsci’s concepts beyond Marxist perspective, Filippini’s book provides expert guides to key features and themes in Gramsci’s writing in combination with the pressing political, social and cultural struggles of our time. The author does not show a clear connection between those topics discussed in the book, but his work remains a valuable addition to Gramscian thoughts in the twenty-first century.

Key Words: Gramsci, Prison Notebooks, ideology, the individual, Society

References

Filippini, M. (2017). Using Gramsci. A New Approch. Pluto Press.

Published
2020-03-02
How to Cite
Mitta, G. M. (2020). Review of: Using Gramsci: A New Approach: by Jatrick J. Barr, trans. 2017. London: Pluto Press. 174 pages. 9780745335681. Paper ($12.00). Journal of World-Systems Research, 26(1), 133–137. https://doi.org/10.5195/jwsr.2020.974