Antonio Gramsci was the leader of the Italian Communist party after WW1 and spent a lot of time in prison. Happily for us, it gave him plenty of time to think. In this session we’ll study his theory of ‘hegemony’ which helps to explain why we consent to be governed by people that really don’t have our best interests at heart.
This session is part of our Introduction to Cultural Studies: Culture, Technology & Power, a free course and introduction to the subject taught by senior academics moonlighting from their day jobs at the University of East London. For more information on the course click here.