Australian Left Review

Article Title

Antonio Gramsci: The Man


A lecturer in politics at Monash University contributes the first of a series on the famous Italian marxist Antonio Gramsci. The concluding part of this article will be published in the next issue of ALR.

Later articles will consider Gramsci’s understanding of Marxism and particularly his concept of hegemony, his views on the role of a socialist party in advanced capitalist countries and on the role of intellectuals and intellectual activity.

The author, who started work at sixteeti, educated himself through matriculation and part of his degree while working at all sorts of manual and clerical jobs. He has travelled widely and speaks four languages. He spent a year and a half in Italy in 1956-57 and almost a year in 1962-63 learning the language and something of the Italian labor movement.



To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.