The Dimensions of Hegemony: Language, Culture and Politics by Craig Brandist

By Craig Brandist

Even though mostly linked to the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci, the belief of hegemony had a very important background in innovative Russia the place it was once used to conceptualize the dynamics of political and cultural management. Drawing on vast archival study, this learn considers the cultural dimensions of hegemony, with specific specialize in the position of language in political debates and in scholarship of the interval. it truly is proven that concerns of the kin among the proletariat and peasantry, the towns to the geographical region and the metropolitan centre to the colonies of the Russian Empire demanded an extreme discussion among functional politics and theoretical mirrored image, which ended in severe views now assumed to be the achievements of, for example, sociolinguistics and post-colonial studies.

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Craig Brandist is Professor of Cultural conception and highbrow heritage on the collage of Sheffield, united kingdom. His paintings has tremendously prolonged Anglophone understandings of Soviet sociolinguistics, and contains significant works on Bahktin, Vygotskii, and the Soviet critique of Eurocentrism.

Specialists, graduate and complicated undergraduate scholars drawn to Marxism, the Russian Revolution and the increase of severe paradigms within the humanities and social sciences.

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35. 71 Lenin 1972 [1913], p. 21. 72 Lenin 1972b [1914], p. 73. Hegemony in Russian Social Democracy Before 1917 43 distinction to any kind of bourgeois nationalism. 73 Language and Labour If Lenin’s approach to language was primarily related to the way in which it impinged on practical politics, this was not the case throughout the whole Social-Democratic movement. 75 Labour power became a force alongside other forces, but one which could ultimately be transformed into consciousness, so that the characteristics of labour power in a given society (technique) corresponded to the form of consciousness of the worker.

124–33. The notion of the proletariat making up a ‘collective body’ later runs throughout Gorʹkii’s speech to the 1934 Soviet Writers’ Congress at which the principles of socialist realism were encoded: ‘Soviet Literature’ in Gorky et al. 1977 [1934], pp. 27–69. On the roots of the conception, see Beiser 2003, pp. 43–55, and Dietzgen 1906a [1870–5]. 57 Voitinskii 1929, pp. 68–9. It is worth noting that Bogdanov did not endorse these ‘godbuilding’ ideas, though he was often associated with them by his opponents.

It is worth noting that Bogdanov did not endorse these ‘godbuilding’ ideas, though he was often associated with them by his opponents. Hegemony in Russian Social Democracy Before 1917 39 For Bogdanov, socialism was not just a political system but a whole philosophy in which the individual man, characteristic of the bourgeois world view, would be replaced by the collective ‘comrade’. Each fundamental class must work out its own philosophy if it is to be able to conduct a coherent struggle, and this means capturing the essence of the class-differentiated experience of the productive process, for different practical relations give rise to different logics.

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