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Gramsci's Politics of Language : Engaging the Bakhtin Circle and the Frankfurt School / Peter Ives.

Author/Creator:
Ives, Peter, author.
Publication:
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
Series:
Cultural Spaces
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource
Local subjects:
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Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Antonio Gramsci and his concept of hegemony have permeated social and political theory, cultural studies, education studies, literary criticism, international relations, and post-colonial theory. The centrality of language and linguistics to Gramsci's thought, however, has been wholly neglected. In Gramsci's Politics of Language, Peter Ives argues that a university education in linguistics and a preoccupation with Italian language politics were integral to the theorist's thought. Ives explores how the combination of Marxism and linguistics produced a unique and intellectually powerful approach to social and political analysis.To explicate Gramsci's writings on language, Ives compares them with other Marxist approaches to language, including those of the Bakhtin Circle, Walter Benjamin, and the Frankfurt School, including Jürgen Habermas. From these comparisons, Ives elucidates the implications of Gramsci's writings, which, he argues, retained the explanatory power of the semiotic and dialogic insights of Bakhtin and the critical perspective of the Frankfurt School, while at the same time foreshadowing the key problems with both approaches that post-structuralist critiques would later reveal. Gramsci's Politics of Language fills a crucial gap in scholarship, linking Gramsci's writings to current debates in social theory and providing a framework for a thoroughly historical-materialist approach to language.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction: Towards a Vernacular Materialism
Chapter One. Gramsci's Linguistics
Chapter Two. The Dialogism of Hegemony? 'Unity' in Gramsci and the Bakhtin Circle
Chapter Three. Translating Revolution: Benjamin's Language and Gramsci's Politics
Chapter Four. Language and Reason: The Frankfurt School, Habermas, and Gramsci
Conclusion
Notes
Index
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 13. Sep 2017)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
ISBN:
9781442675490
OCLC:
1004871791
Publisher Number:
10.3138/9781442675490 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.
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