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Film, Politics and Gramsci - Marcia Landy

Film, Politics and Gramsci

Paperback Published: 1st October 1994
ISBN: 9780816623914
Number Of Pages: 312

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Film, Politics, and Gramsci was first published in 1994.Marcia Landy reassesses Antonio Gramsci's politics in light of contemporary Marxist critiques of mass culture. Unlike other studies of Gramsci that focus either on his political or on his cultural writings, Landy looks at the relationship between politics, culture, and history in his work. Focusing especially on 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 reading of Gramsci's writings as well as of recent Gramscian scholarship. In particular, she shows how Antonio Negri's writings accommodate, and even extend, the cultural concerns Gramsci raised. Her examination of cinema—from British and Italian films to Hollywood science fiction—demonstrates how an elaboration of Gramsci's cultural and political analysis can serve as a corrective to the excesses of monolithic views of culture, whether dystopian or celebratory. Specifically, Landy shows how folklore, however "natural" and ahistorical it may seem, is constituted through changing representations of the state, civil society, subjectivity, knowledge, and power.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Gramsci, "Knowledge Claims and Knowing Subjects"p. 1
The Gramscian Politics of Culturep. 18
Socialism and/or Democracy: Politics, Culture, and the Statep. 43
Cultural Politics and Common Sensep. 73
They Were Sisters: Common Sense, World War II, and the Woman's Filmp. 99
Looking Backward: Versions of History and Common Sense in Recent British Cinemap. 123
Language, Folklore, and Politics in the Films of the Taviani Brothersp. 155
Postmodernism as Folklore in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinemap. 185
"Gramsci beyond Gramsci" and the Writings of Antonio Negrip. 211
Notesp. 247
Bibliographyp. 263
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780816623914
ISBN-10: 0816623910
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st October 1994
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41

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