Paper $34.00 ISBN: 9780745335575 Published March 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
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Gramsci on Tahrir

Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Egypt

Brecht De Smet

Gramsci on Tahrir

Brecht De Smet

Distributed for Pluto Press

264 pages | 5 1/3 x 8 1/2 | © 2015
Paper $34.00 ISBN: 9780745335575 Published March 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9780745335582 Published March 2016 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Gramsci on Tahrir presents a close analysis of the complex dynamics of Egypt’s revolution and counter-revolution, showing how a Gramscian understanding of the revolutionary process can provide a powerful instrument for charting the possibilities for a truly emancipatory project in Egypt. Through Brecht de Smet’s application of Gramsci’s take on Caesarism, we can see how the current situation in Egypt demonstrates the ways that national histories and global power relations enable, define, and displace popular resistance and social transformation. A major contribution to the literature on Egypt and the Arab Spring, Gramsci on Tahrir carries important implications for radical political theory.
Contents
Contents
Series Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
1. Introduction
2. From Bourgeois to Permanent Revolution
3. A Criterion for Interpretation
4. Caesarism
5. Passive Revolution and Imperialism
6. Lineages of Egyptian Caesarism
7. The 25 January Revolution
8. Revolution and Restoration
9. Conclusions
Bibliography
Index
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