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dc.contributor.authorThomas, PD-
dc.identifier.citationRethinking Marxism: a journal of economics, culture and society,(2016)en_US
dc.description.abstractLouis Althusser’s critique of Gramsci’s ‘absolute historicism’ was the occasion for the elaboration of a distinctive notion of plural historical temporalities or times. In this article, I argue, first, that Althusser’s theory of plural historical temporalities should be understood as integrally linked to his critique both of structuralism and of theories of the subject. Second, I argue that, Althusser’s early criticisms notwithstanding, Gramsci can be understood to have elaborated a consistently non-formalist notion of constitutive temporal plurality, particularly with his notion of ‘prevision’ as a method of political work. Rather than culminating in a figure of temporal synchronisation, hegemonic politics should instead be thought as a mode of intervention that valorises, rather than negates, the ‘non-presence of the present’, or constitutive non-contemporaneity, as the fundamental condition of revolutionary politics.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.subjectLouis Althusseren_US
dc.subjectAntonio Gramscien_US
dc.subjectHistorical timeen_US
dc.subjectPlural temporalitiesen_US
dc.titleThe Plural Temporalities of Hegemonyen_US
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