1. Gramsci

Space, Nature, Politics

  1. Ekers Michael,
  2. Hart Gillian,
  3. Kipfer Stefan and
  4. Loftus Alex
  1. Michael Ekers and
  2. Alex Loftus

Published Online: 16 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118295588.ch1

Gramsci: Space, Nature, Politics

Gramsci: Space, Nature, Politics

How to Cite

Michael, E., Gillian, H., Stefan, K. and Alex, L. (2012) Gramsci, in Gramsci: Space, Nature, Politics, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118295588.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 OCT 2012
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444339710

Online ISBN: 9781118295588



  • Gramsci;
  • nature;
  • politics;
  • space


This is an introductory chapter of the book Gramsci: Space, Nature, Politics that takes forward Antonio Gramsci's absolute immanence, arguing that space, nature, and politics are constitutive moments within an overall philosophy of praxis. In Part I of the book, Gramsci's sensitivity to various modalities of producing space – territory, scale, place, network – is most explicit. Part II of the collection focuses on Gramsci's writings on nature and what can be read as his nascent understanding of environmental thought and politics. From different perspectives, the chapters in Part III, on “Politics,” focus on how Gramsci can illuminate the conditions of possibility for the emergence of an alternative subaltern hegemony from within specific configurations of political, economic, and social forces. This introduction closes by considering what an engagement with Gramsci might mean for geographical debates.