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Review: Deb J. Hill, Hegemony and Education: Gramsci, Post-Marxism and Radical Democracy Revisited (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007)

Review: Deb J. Hill, Hegemony and Education: Gramsci, Post-Marxism and Radical Democracy... Reviews 131 valid questions the reader might have about just how much we are predis- posed to living together with our differences in tact, and about the potential effi cacy of his pluralistic model of political action in relation to the forces of global capitalism. However, even if he has wagered wrongly, Connolly’s Pluralism remains important as a timely attempt to rethink how we might be ethically and politically effective agents in a still emerging global context. Jonathan Brookes Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College University of London Email: cup01jb@gold.ac.uk Deb J. Hill, Hegemony and Education: Gramsci, Post-Marxism and Radical Democracy Revisited (Rowman and Littlefi eld, 2007) Deb Hill profi ciently and persuasively engages with the principal expo- nents of post-Marxism through a careful consideration of Antonio Gramsci’s early works and his Prison Notebooks. She does this to defend socialism against claims that it should reconstitute itself as a radical form of democracy, or disappear. Hill identifi es the key attitudes of the post-Marxists as expressed over more than 20 years in the writings of Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe, Sue Golding, Colin Mercer, Glynn Daly, Anna Marie Smith, Norberto Bobbio and Jacob Torfi ng. They developed post-Marxism because they http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Thesis Eleven: Critical Theory and Historical Sociology SAGE

Review: Deb J. Hill, Hegemony and Education: Gramsci, Post-Marxism and Radical Democracy Revisited (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007)

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Reviews 131 valid questions the reader might have about just how much we are predis- posed to living together with our differences in tact, and about the potential effi cacy of his pluralistic model of political action in relation to the forces of global capitalism. However, even if he has wagered wrongly, Connolly’s Pluralism remains important as a timely attempt to rethink how we might be ethically and politically effective agents in a still emerging global context. Jonathan Brookes Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths College University of London Email: cup01jb@gold.ac.uk Deb J. Hill, Hegemony and Education: Gramsci, Post-Marxism and Radical Democracy Revisited (Rowman and Littlefi eld, 2007) Deb Hill profi ciently and persuasively engages with the principal expo- nents of post-Marxism through a careful consideration of Antonio Gramsci’s early works and his Prison Notebooks. She does this to defend socialism against claims that it should reconstitute itself as a radical form of democracy, or disappear. Hill identifi es the key attitudes of the post-Marxists as expressed over more than 20 years in the writings of Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe, Sue Golding, Colin Mercer, Glynn Daly, Anna Marie Smith, Norberto Bobbio and Jacob Torfi ng. They developed post-Marxism because they

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Published: Nov 1, 2009

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