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Understanding Antonio Gramsci's Ambiguous Legacy

Antoinette S. Phillips (Southeastern Louisiana University)
Arthur G. Bedeian (Louisiana State University, USA)

International Journal of Social Economics

ISSN: 0306-8293

Article publication date: 1 October 1990


Noting the failure of social economists to appreciate the “context” of Marxist philosopher Antonio Gramsci′s writings, attention is brought to the historical context of Gramsci′s writings by detailing his early life and work. Gramsci′s thoughts on worker ascendancy, labour unions, and political organisation are also received. Gramsci′s plans for the realisation of his ideas are presented as exemplary of worker movements in post‐First World War Italy. The fate of Gramsci′s factory council movement is also discussed.



Phillips, A.S. and Bedeian, A.G. (1990), "Understanding Antonio Gramsci's Ambiguous Legacy", International Journal of Social Economics, Vol. 17 No. 10, pp. 36-41.




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