By Giuseppe Fiori, Tom Nairn
Antonio Gramsci was once born in Sardinia in 1891, grew to become the chief of the Italian Communist celebration in his early thirties, was once arrested by way of Mussolini's police in 1927, and remained imprisoned till presently earlier than his demise ten years later. The posthumous e-book of his "Prison Notebooks" confirmed him as a massive philosopher whose effect keeps to extend. Fiori's biography enlarges upon the evidence of Gramsci's lifestyles via own bills, and during Gramsci's personal writings to kin and pals. In bearing on Gramsci's progress as a political chief and theorist to his deepest event, it deals acute insights into his involvement within the manufacturing unit councils circulation. It examines his dating with political rivals, together with Mussolini, and along with his comrades in the Communist celebration prior to and through Gramsci's imprisonment. it's an strategy which seeks to explicate, in addition to underscore, the immense success of 1 of crucial figures in western Marxism.
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21. Antonio Negri, The Savage Anomaly, trans. Michael Hardt (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999), 8. ” For Tronti, “we witness the epochal encounter between homo economicus and homo democraticus. The subject of the spirits of capitalism is precisely the animal democraticum. 2 These notions proceed from the conviction that it is vital that any alternative to what Tronti calls the “mass biopolitics” that goes under the name of democracy has to start from a far-reaching critique of the different incarnations of the anthropological subject.
11. On the history of workerism, see Steve Wright, Storming Heaven: Class Composition and Struggle in Italian Autonomist Marxism (London: Pluto, 2002). For a critical discussion of postworkerism, see Alberto Toscano, “Chronicles of Insurrection: Tronti, Negri and the Subject of Antagonism,” Cosmos and History: Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 5, no. 1 (2009), 417–33. 12. , The Postcolonial Gramsci, New York: Routledge, 2011. 20 Federico Luisetti, Wilson Kaiser, and John Pickles 13. See Dario Gentili, Italian Theory: Dall’operaismo alla biopolitica (Bologna, Italy: Il Mulino, 2012), for a genealogy of Italian political thought centered on Tronti’s workerism and the biopolitical debate.
Antonio Gramsci: Life of a Revolutionary by Giuseppe Fiori, Tom Nairn