Further Selections from the Prison Notebooks

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U of Minnesota Press, 1995 - Political Science - 618 pages
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
vii
MI
xxxviii
A Movement and an Ideology
1
The Origin of Modern Educational Principles
138
The Nature and History of Economic Science
161
Economic Trends and Developments
191
Science Logic and Translatability
279
Reference Points for an Essay on B Croce
327
The Philosophy of Benedetto Croce
362
Concordance Table
476
Notes and References
507
Printed at Redwood Books Trowbridge Wiltshire
530
Index
587
Gramsci Antonio 18911937
607
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Born to a poor family in Sardinia, Gramsci had to go to work as a child but still managed to distinguish himself as a bright and promising student. In 1910, after winning a scholarship, he attended the University of Torino, where he was influenced by Benedetto Croce and Francesco De Sanctis. He eventually rejected Croce's idealism, as well as the academic life, for Marxism and politics. His primary interest was the empowerment of the working class. He rose within the Socialist party to the position of secretary of the socialist section of Torino and founded the influential newspaper L'Ordine Nuovo (the New Order). In 1921 he cofounded the Italian Communist party and fought against Fascist policy. Elected party secretary in 1924, two years later he was arrested and sent to prison, where he produced much of his writing. He remained incarcerated until his death. Gramsci's writings chronicle the development of his thought on politics, culture, and education.

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