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Drawing on the legacy of Paulo Freire and the insights of Antonio Gramsci, this book provides new ways of working with communities which put people at the heart of the development agenda. In addition, it offers a strong theoretical basis for action and an insight into the practical application of popular education methods and is based upon strong traditions of practice experience from both the developing and developed worlds. The book is structured so that the theory and practice are integrated. Each chapter provides key discussion points, practice examples, learning activities and a summary of content and learning points.

Gramsci
Gramsci
Understanding Hegemony

Gramsci was born in Sardinia, Italy, in 1891. He joined the Italian Communist party and was for a time was its leader. In 1926 he was imprisoned by Mussolini. At his trial the prosecutor who clearly understood the power of ideas said: “[F]or twenty years we must stop this brain from ...

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