Our next meeting will focus on the work of Antonio Gramsci, with special guest Kate Crehan.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012 @ 6:30pm
the readings are:
Gramsci, “Some Aspects of Southern Question”
Gramsci, “Notes on Italian History” from the Selections from the Prison Notebooks
These are particularly interesting texts where Gramsci discusses the concept of the subaltern, the modern political party, passive revolution, and hegemony, as well as city-countryside relationships and worker-peasant alliances and dynamics. They might be helpful in thinking about current (and earlier) uprisings and social movements within the context of imperialism, (capitalist) nation-state formations, center-perphers divide, class relations and possibilities of alliances, political strategies and so on.
Please email if you need pdfs of either of these readings.