Alexander Loftus on Gramsci as a historical geographical materialist, 9 May – London

6th May 2018

Dr Alexander Loftus (King’s College London)

Gramsci as a historical geographical materialist

9 May 2018
King’s College London
King’s Building, K2.31 Nash Lecture Theatre  
Strand Campus
London WC2R 2LS

Exposed to the vicissitudes of uneven geographical development from an early age, Antonio Gramsci was deeply sensitive to the profoundly unequal spatialities of capitalist processes, as well as to the influence of geography on political alliances, solidarities and common sense. It is therefore unsurprising that several scholars have, in recent years, noted Gramsci’s perceptiveness to the ways in which space, uneven development and geography matter. In this paper, I will explore Gramsci’s geographies a little further while also considering the surprising lack of dialogue between a spatialized Marxism – or what is sometimes termed a historical geographical materialism – and Gramsci’s philosophy of praxis.

This talk is open to the public. No registration is required. Contact: Matt Vidal (matt.vidal@kcl.ac.uk)