Bernie Goldie

Understanding hegemony with new publication

Hegemony: Studies in Consensus and Coercion will be officially launched at the 17th Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) conference being held in Melbourne from 1-3 July.

Hegemony is a concept about the ruling forces in society and the dominance of one social group over another. Antonio Gramsci was one of the most famous theorists of Hegemony.

This publication distinguishes itself from much of the contemporary literature on hegemony by presenting a comprehensive and systematic analysis of Gramsci’s formulation.

The book, which has had a strong input from UOW academics, presents hegemony as a concept that is as much about aspiration and progressive politico-social relations as it is about regressive and dominative processes.

In a first for the area, it combines contributions from internationally renowned scholars, UOW academics and higher degree research (HDR) students.

Dr Kylie Smith, Dr Richard Howson, Associate Professor Tim Scrase, Dr Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase, Dr Charles Hawksley, Dr Susan Engel, Professor Andrew Wells and Ms Yoko Harada all contributed chapters to the book.

Routledge reports that the book is already selling well.

See the following website ( for more information.

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