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Gramsci on Civil Society as an 'Ideological Battleground'

  • Sijal Institute for Arabic Language and Culture #1 15 Umar Ibn al-Khattab Street Amman Jordan (map)

Are there other ways to think about civil society when considering its role for democratization and progressive politics? Italian philosopher and political activist Antonio Gramsci's reading of Marxism represents a creative, flexible and bold approach to address this issue. He proposed looking at civil society as an 'ideological battleground' where to engage in a new, daring political project of emancipation.