Film, Politics and Gramsci by Marcia Landy
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Film, Politics and Gramsci
By Marcia Landy

Film, Politics and Gramsci

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Film, Politics and Gramsci by Marcia Landy

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Marcia Landy reassesses Antonio Gramsci's politics in the light of contemporary Marxist critiques of mass culture. Unlike other studies of Gramsci that focus on either his political or cultural writings, Landy examines the relationship between politics, culture, and history in his work. Looking especially at Gramsci's notions of common sense and folklore, and illustrating these through readings of various films, this book encompasses issues such as: the contemporary status of history, notions of education, the nature of intellectuals, the role of cultural production and media analysis. Landy consolidates questions of politics and culture through a close examination of Gramsci's writings, as well as recent Gramscian scholarship. In particular, she shows how Antonio Negri's writings accommodate, even extend, cultural concerns raised by Gramsci. Her analysis of cinema - from British and Italian films to Hollywood science fiction - demonstrates how Gramscian notions of common sense and folklore act as correctives to the excesses of monolithic readings of culture, whether dystopian or celebratory. Specifically, she shows how folklore, however "natural" and ahistorical it may seem, is a human construction intimately related to historical conditions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780816623914
ISBN-10: 0816623910
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: University of Minnesota Press
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Publish Date: 6-Sep-1994
Country of Publication: United States

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