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Dr Christopher Kollmeyer 26 Feb 2008 SO4530 Antonio Gramsci: Power through Ideological Leadership.

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1 Dr Christopher Kollmeyer 26 Feb 2008 SO4530 Antonio Gramsci: Power through Ideological Leadership

2 A reminder to 4 th -year undergraduates Please take the National Student Survey:

3 Note on Readings The Gramsci Reader Pp (section on culture as common sense) Deguili and Kollmeyer Bringing Gramsci Back In Pp

4 Biographical Notes on Gramsci Italian (born 1891, died 1937) University at Turin (Fiat and class conflict) Co-founder of Italian Communist Party Jailed by Mussolini in 1926 Main work: Prison Notebooks

5 Culture, Ideology, & Early Marxism Karl Marx Base-Superstructure Exploitation class consciousness Friedrich Engels False consciousness

6 State-Civil Society Distinction in Politics Rule by controlling state politics: How much coercion is needed? Compromise Coercion Hegemony (Soft power) Domination (Hard power)

7 Rule through Civil Society: How accepted are the ideas of the dominant class? Hegemony Leadership Common Sense VeryNot at all Counter- Hegemony? Opposition

8 Key Concepts Restated The State Civil Society Hegemony –State Politics (compromise) –Civil Society (intellectual leadership) Common Sense Counter-hegemony War of manoeuvre vs. War of position

9 Summary Modes of rule according to Gramsci: 1.Ideological leadership (CS hegemony) 2.Compromise (Political hegemony) 3.Coercion (Police-military force) Hegemony re-established daily Significant political change requires new morality


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