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antonio gramsci!!! have you ever heard thiis name before?

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Antonio Gramsci  , Italian political activists   and writer  who was influential in the development of Marxist  Cultural Theory

He  aimed  to develop Concepts that  would  enable the understanding and transformation of 20 Century political and economic structure and social and cultural relations. It is best known for his work on the idea of his hegemony.

Antonio Gramsci

 Gamsci   was born in sardinia  and was  educated in turin  when he joined  Italian Socialist Party, and worked as a journalist. 

in 1921  he was a Founder member of the Italian Communist Party  PCI and, after a visit to Moscow, was elected to the Italian parliament. 

He later became leader of the PCI and, in 1926 , was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by mussolin's fascist government,   at his trial the official prosector demanded of the judge that we must stop this brain working for 20 years !  However,  during his imprisonment  Gramasci wrote  his most famous works , published as selections from Prison Notebooks 1971, which  combined studies of politics philosophy history literature and culture. He died shortly after being released from prison.
 Geometry is important to cultural studies because of his attempts to develop the connections between class relations,  culture and Power how to reducing issues of culture and meaning to ask superstructure determined by an economic Base. 

His Concept  of  hegemony aimed  at understanding  how  dominant classes good organized  their rule   though consent when their political and economic power was not in the interest of those they subordinated  however, this was not static situation within which the ideas of the powerful went unchallenged   gramsci  use the metaphor of a war of manoeuvre  to suggest that political struggles  we're continually being fought  into who variety of areas;political, economic, and cultural.
In turn this meant conceptualising the role of the intellectuals who were part of fighting these wars.  

Through his nation of the organic intellectual he argued that everyone who use ideas was an intellectual (it was not just a label for Small professional group ) and that this thinkers and their ideas were organically tied to particular class interests . 

It can be argues that it is Gramsci's ideas  that  form  the basis  of the nation of cultural politics ; due to the ways in which they were taken up and reworked by those working in the Birmingham center for contemporary cultural studies.

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