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Perry Anderson Bookshelf: 40% off

40% off all our books by Perry Anderson, including The Antinomies of Antonio Gramsci, The H-Word and American Foreign Policy. Ends June 4 at midnight UTC.

Verso Books30 May 2017

Perry Anderson Bookshelf: 40% off

Perry Anderson is the author of, among other books, Spectrum, Lineages of the Absolutist State, Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, Considerations on Western Marxism, English Questions, The Origins of Postmodernity, and The New Old World. He teaches history at UCLA and is on the editorial board of New Left Review.

Recent publications include The Antinomies of Antonio Gramsci — a major essay on the thought of the great Italian Marxist; The H-Word: The Peripeteia of Hegemony — a fascinating history of the political theory of hegemony; and the paperback of American Foreign Policy

To mark publication of these books, we have 40% off ALL our books by Perry Anderson. Click here to see the books and activate your discount. Ends June 4 at midnight UTC.

The H-Word: The Peripeteia of Hegemony

Few terms are so widely used in the literature of international relations and political science, with so little agreement about their exact meaning, as hegemony.

In the first full historical study of its fortunes as a concept, Perry Anderson traces its emergence in Ancient Greece and its rediscovery during the upheavals of 1848–1849 in Germany. He then follows its checkered career in revolutionary Russia, fascist Italy, Cold War America, Gaullist France, Thatcher’s Britain, post-colonial India, feudal Japan, Maoist China, eventually arriving at the world of Merkel and May, Bush and Obama.

The result is a surprising and fascinating expedition into global intellectual history, ending with reflections on the contemporary political landscape.

The Antinomies of Antonio Gramsci

Perry Anderson’s essay “The Antimonies of Antonio Gramsci,” first published in New Left Review in 1976, was an explosive analysis of the central strategic concepts in the thought of the great Italian Marxist. Since then it has been the subject of book-length attacks across four decades for its disentangling of the hesitations and contradictions in Gramsci’s highly original usage of such key dichotomies as East and West, domination and direction, hegemony and dictatorship, state and civil society, and war of position and war of movement.

In a critical tribute to the international richness of Gramsci’s work, the essay shows how deeply embedded these notions were in the revolutionary debates in Tsarist Russia and Wilhelmine Germany. Here arguments crisscrossed between Plekhanov, Lenin, Kautsky, Luxemburg, Lukács and Trotsky, with later echoes in Brecht and Benjamin.

A new preface considers the objections the essay provoked and the reasons for them. This edition also includes the first English translation of Athos Lisa’s report on Gramsci’s lectures in prison.

Other books included in the sale:

American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers

American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers plunges into the contemporary American dream world of empire. Anderson has always been attracted to those who speak of the world without euphemism, and he appraises the recent offerings of American “Grand Strategists” with sardonic respect, however rabid or fantastic their conceptions.” – London Review of Books

The Indian Ideology

"It is important to read this book seriously, with equanimity and an open mind, instead of flinching and turning away from it.” – Arundhati Roy

Lineages of the Absolutist State

Situating the Absolutist states of the early modern epoch against the background of European feudalism.

Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism

How the slave-based societies of Ancient Greece and Rome became the feudal societies of the Middle Ages.

Considerations on Western Marxism

“A splendid essay in intellectual history ... an elegant and acute, brilliantly laconic and deeply-felt survey.” – Eric Hobsbawm, New Statesman

“By far the best guide to modern Marxism.” – Economist

The New Old World

“This is a hugely ambitious and panoramic political book, of a sort rarely attempted in our era of quick leader biographies and reheated histories of the Second World War.” – Andy Beckett, Guardian

Spectrum: From Right to Left in the World of Ideas

“Sheer pleasure - one of the best political, historical and literary essayists of the age.” – Times Literary Supplement

“Dazzling and unyielding - Anderson remains an inspiring example of thinking in the world, about the world and for the world.” – The Nation

The Question of Europe

Commentary on European integration from across the political spectrum.

Mapping the West European Left

This authoritative survey provides a comprehensive map of the trials and tribulations of the West European left over the last decade.

A Zone of Engagement

An assessment of the seminal thinkers at the border of history and politics.

English Questions

Examines British society in the sixties, and the changes wrought by the next two decades.

In the Tracks of Historical Materialism: The Wellek Library Lectures

How Marxist thought evolved in the seventies and early eighties.

Arguments Within English Marxism

“A very elegant restatement of the undogmatic essence of Marx.” — New Statesman

The Origins of Postmodernity

A history of the postmodern, and the role of Fredric Jameson in shaping it.

The Mosaic of Islam: A Conversation with Perry Anderson

by Suleiman Mourad. With Perry Anderson

A comprehensive introduction to the faith and politics of Islam.

To mark publication of these books, we have 40% off ALL our books by Perry Anderson. Click here to see the books and activate your discount. Ends June 4 at midnight UTC.