Film, Politics, and Gramsci

U of Minnesota Press, 1994 - 280 páginas

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Gramsci Knowledge Claims and Knowing Subjects
The Gramsdan Politics of Culture
Socialism andor Democracy Politics Culture and the State
Cultural Politics and Common Sense
They Were Sisters Common Sense World War II and the Womans Film
Looking Backward Versions of History and Common Sense in Recent British Cinema
Language Folklore and Politics in the Films of the Taviani Brothers
Postmodernism as Folklore in Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema
Gramsci beyond Gramsci and the Writings of Antonio Negri
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Página 126 - ... the way it really was' (Ranke). It means to seize hold of a memory as it flashes up at a moment of danger.
Página 78 - In acquiring one's conception of the world one always belongs to a particular grouping which is that of all the social elements which share the same mode of thinking and acting.
Página 79 - The personality is strangely composite: it contains Stone Age elements and principles of a more advanced science, prejudices from all past phases of history at the local level and intuitions of a future philosophy which will be that of a human race united the world over.
Página 88 - ... operates (mass culture is popular and thus more authentic than high culture, high culture is autonomous and therefore utterly incomparable to a degraded mass culture) — tends to function in some timeless realm of absolute aesthetic judgment, is replaced by a genuinely historical and dialectical approach to these phenomena.
Página 164 - The modern prince, the myth-prince, cannot be a real person, a concrete individual. It can only be an organism, a complex element of society in which a collective will, which has already been recognised and has to some extent asserted itself in action, begins to take concrete form.
Página 82 - Critical understanding of self takes place therefore through a struggle of political "hegemonies" and of opposing directions, first in the ethical field and then in that of politics proper, in order to arrive at the working out at a higher level of one's own conception of reality. Consciousness of being part of a particular hegemonic force (that is to say, political consciousness) is the first stage towards a further progressive selfconsciousness in which theory and practice will finally be one.
Página 1 - We need the power of modern critical theories of how meanings and bodies get made, not in order to deny meaning and bodies, but in order to live in meanings and bodies that have a chance for a future.
Página 1 - our' problem is how to have simultaneously an account of radical historical contingency for all knowledge claims and knowing subjects, a critical practice for recognizing our own 'semiotic technologies' for making meanings, and a no-nonsense commitment to faithful accounts of a 'real...

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