This book provides a new and original approach to the concept of hegemony employing critical realist philosophy, in an explanatory way to help clarify the concept of hegemony and its relation to societal processes.
Hegemonyimportant concept. It presents a theoretical history of the use of hegemony in a range of work starting with a discussion of Gramsci and Russian Marxism and going on to look at more recent applications. It examines the current debates and discusses the new direction to Marx made by Jacques Derrida, before outlining a critical realist/Marxist alternative.This book employs critical realist philosophy in an explanatory way to help clarify the concept of hegemony and its relation to societal processes. This work contributes to recent debates in social science and political philosophy, developing both the concept of hegemony itself, and the work of critical realism.
Table of Contents
List of tables x
Realism and hegemony 1 (16)
PART 1 A theoretical history 17 (106)
Gramsci's realist hegemony 19 (24)
Classical Marxism: Lenin and Trotsky 43 (26)
English debates and the structuralism of 69 (30)
Posts and structures 99 (24)
PART 2 Theoretical questions 123(98)
Two types of hegemony: structural hegemony 125(21)
and hegemonic projects
Objectivity and intersubjectivity 146(16)
Hegemony through time and space 162(21)
Economy and hegemony 183(26)