Essay Questions How does Gramsci’s theory of hegemony help us to understand pow

Essay Questions
How does Gramsci’s theory of hegemony help us to understand power? Explain your answer with reference to examples.
Key Reading
Spivak, G. C. (1993) ‘Can the Subaltern Speak?’ in Williams, P. and Chrisman, L. Colonial Discourse and Post-Colonial Theory, New York: Columbia University Press, New York.  pp. 66-111.
Further Reading
Guha, R. (2000) ‘On Some Aspects of the Historiography of Colonial India’, in Mapping Subaltern Studies and the Postcolonial, Chaturvedi, V. (Ed), London and New York: Verso. Also freely available here.
Guha, R. (1999) The Elementary Aspects of Peasant Insurgency in Colonial India, Durham and London: Duke University Press.
Key Reading
Williams, R. (1977) Hegemony, Marxism and Literature, Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 108-113.
Hall, S. (1990) ‘Gramsci and Us’ in Hall, S. The Hard Road to Renewal: Thatcherism and the Crisis of the Left Verso, London pp. 161-173. Republished on the Verso website, February 2017.
Gramsci, A. (2003) Selections from the Prison Notebooks, London: Lawrence and Wishart. See also, the Antonio Gramsci archive
Further Reading
Green, M. (2002) ‘Gramsci Cannot Speak: Presentations and Interpretations of Gramsci’s Concept of the Subaltern’, Rethinking Marxism Vol.14(3):1-25.

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