Not throwing the baby out with the bathwater: a Gramscian response to post-hegemony

Chodor, Tom (2014) Not throwing the baby out with the bathwater: a Gramscian response to post-hegemony. Contemporary Politics, 20 4: 489-502. doi:10.1080/13569775.2014.968470

Author Chodor, Tom
Title Not throwing the baby out with the bathwater: a Gramscian response to post-hegemony
Journal name Contemporary Politics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1469-3631
Publication date 2014
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/13569775.2014.968470
Open Access Status
Volume 20
Issue 4
Start page 489
End page 502
Total pages 14
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article offers a Gramscian response to the theory of post-hegemony, suggesting that its rejection of Gramsci rests on misrepresentations of his work. Through a closer engagement with this work, the article outlines the ways in which Gramscian analysis can in fact complement the insights of post-hegemony in analysing the ways in which the social order is secured and the strategies of resistance to this order. This combination of Gramscian and post-hegemonic insights, the article argues, offers a more nuanced and comprehensive insight into power, radical politics and resistance in the twenty-first century, an insight which risks being lost in post-hegemony's rejection of Gramsci and his work. The utility of this combined approach is illustrated via four short vignettes from contemporary Latin America: the emergence of the student protest movement in Chile since 2011; the Caracazo in Venezuela; the Argentine crisis in 2001; and the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela.
Keyword Post-hegemony
The multitude
Latin America
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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