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Gramsci, Our Contemporary (Guest Post by Kurt Newman)

[Editor’s Note: With this post, Kurt Newman begins a six-week guest posting gig for us.  Kurt is a Ph.D. candidate at UC Santa Barbara: he works primarily with Nelson Lichtenstein, George Lipsitz, and Alice O’Connor. His area of concentration is history of capitalism/labor history, with equally divided interests in their cultural, intellectual, and legal dimensions. His dissertation is entitled “The Multiplication of Everything: Intellectual Property, Cultural Work, and Pragmatist  Thought in the Golden Age of Analog.” He came to intellectual consciousness as a teenager during the raging Theory Wars of the 1990s, and has maintained an active interest in the Read more