Review Articles / Historical Materialism 17 (2009) 237–299 261 Gramsci storico. Una lettura dei ‘Quaderni del carcere’ , Alberto Burgio, Rome: Laterza, 2003. Abstract Th e review article reconstructs the reception of Gramsci’s writings in Italy from the postwar- period to the present. Compared to the Italian debate that has given little attention to Gramsci’s writings, except for in some periods such as the 1970s, Gramsci’s fortune has continued to grow internationally. Recent Italian contributions, such as the book of Alberto Bugio, Grasmci storico , criticised in this review, remain indebted to an historicist approach that does not allow a use of Gramscian categories as an optic for interpreting and enacting the transformation of the present. Th e analysis concentrates on concepts such as ‘passive revolution’, ‘fascism’, ‘Taylorism’ and ‘bureaucracy’. Keywords Gramsci, Burgio, Benjamin, passive revolution, fascism, Taylorism Gramsci in Italy and Abroad * Th e international and Italian debates Antonio Gramsci, Communist leader and intellectual of the ﬁ rst half of the past century, is undoubtedly one of the most noted Italian ﬁ gures on the international stage in recent years. His work is so renowned that, as Eric J. Hobsbawm has pointed out, he is among
Historical Materialism – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2009
Keywords: BURGIO; GRAMSCI; PASSIVE REVOLUTION; FASCISM; BENJAMIN; TAYLORISM
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