Electronic Book Gramsci and Trotsky in the Shadow of Stalinism The Political Theory and Practice of Opposition The Wonderful Free Emanuele Saccarelli

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Book Info: Hardcover, 308 pages Book's Category: "Uncategorised"
Gramsci and Trotsky in the Shadow of Stalinism: The Political Theory and Practice of Opposition
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Date of Publication: December 18th 2007 by Routledge (first published December 1st 2007) Book Stars: 3.67 of 5 stars
Language of Book: English Author's Name:
Original EBook Title: Gramsci and Trotsky in the shadow of Stalinism: The Political Theory and Practice of Opposition (Studies in Philosophy) Rating:
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This book examines the legacy of Antonio Gramsci and Leon Trotsky in the shadow of Stalinism in order to reassess the very different and distorted academic reception of the two figures, as well as to contribute to the revitalization of Marxism for our time. While Gramsci and Trotsky lived and died in a similar fashion, as revolutionary Marxist leaders and theoreticians, th This book examines the legacy of Antonio Gramsci and Leon Trotsky in the shadow of Stalinism in order to reassess the very different and distorted academic reception of the two figures, as well as to contribute to the revitalization of Marxism for our time. While Gramsci and Trotsky lived and died in a similar fashion, as revolutionary Marxist leaders and theoreticians, their reception in academia could not be more different. Gramsci has become tremendously popular, becoming a central figure in many disciplines, while Trotsky remains largely ignored. Saccarelli argues that not only is Gramsci popular for the wrong reasons--being routinely distorted and depoliticized--even when rescued from his contemporary users, Gramsci remains inadequate. Conversely, the fact that Trotsky remains beyond the pale of "theory" is a terrible indictment of the current state of academic thinking.

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