Gramsci and Trotsky in the Shadow of Stalinism

Gramsci and Trotsky in the Shadow of Stalinism

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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, 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 qtheoryq is a terrible indictment of the current state of academic thinking.Problems ofEveryday Life: Creating the Foundationsfor a New Society in Revolutionary Russia. New York: Pathfinder Press, 1994. a€”a€”a€”. Report ofthe ... Novem- ber 2003. a€”a€” a€”.

Title:Gramsci and Trotsky in the Shadow of Stalinism
Author:Associate Professor of Political Science Emanuele Saccarelli, Emanuele Saccarelli
Publisher:Routledge - 2008-02-28


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