UMass Amherst Graduate and faculty member at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, Manuel Almeida, recently published Dirigentes y Dirigidos: Para Leer Los Cuadernos de la cárcel de Antonio Gramsci (Leaders and Followers: Reading the Prison Notebooks of Antonio Gramsci).
The publication interprets Gramsci's writings during his stay in prison between 1891 and 1937. Gramsci fleshed out his political theories and views as an Italian Marxist. Almeida posits that much can be gleaned by examining the tone and provisional nature of these works by Gramsci. In completing his publication, Almeida hopes to fill in the voids left by Gramsci's unfinished works with an astute interpretive framework.
- Alumni News