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Introduction: Trapped in History

Revolution in Egypt

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 April 2020

Sara Salem
Affiliation:
London School of Economics and Political Science
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The introductory chapter traces the various theoretical and empirical questions the book explores. Connecting the two revolutions of 1952 and 2011, I suggest that they should be understood as part of one historical trajectory. I sketch out the broader debates that have taken place between Marxism and postcolonialism, before delving into the particular conversation Gramsci and Fanon have throughout the book. I argue that while there are important tensions in how Gramsci and Fanon conceptualize political and social change, there is something productive in bringing them together through Fanon’s call to ‘stretch Marxism’. The chapter further explores travelling theory more broadly, as well as the specifics of hegemony as a travelling theory, before presenting an outline of the book.

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Anticolonial Afterlives in Egypt
The Politics of Hegemony
, pp. 1 - 28
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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  • Introduction: Trapped in History
  • Sara Salem, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Book: Anticolonial Afterlives in Egypt
  • Online publication: 10 April 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108868969.001
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  • Introduction: Trapped in History
  • Sara Salem, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Book: Anticolonial Afterlives in Egypt
  • Online publication: 10 April 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108868969.001
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  • Introduction: Trapped in History
  • Sara Salem, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Book: Anticolonial Afterlives in Egypt
  • Online publication: 10 April 2020
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108868969.001
Available formats
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