Gibbons, AR ORCID: 2019, 'Counterhegemony' , in: Keywords in Radical Geography: Antipode at 50 , Wiley, pp. 74-77.

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Keyword entry for 50th Anniversary edition of Antipode.

The richness of hegemony as a term in theorising revolution comes initially from Antonio Gramsci, although Perry Anderson shows its previous use by intellectuals of the Russian Revolution and the Third International. The expansion of revolutionary activity and agency along axes of culture, race, gender, nationality etc.—characteristics that cannot be reduced to class—allows the many complexities of oppression and strategies of control to be understood as they articulate with economic and political structures. Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe describe the possibilities of counterhegemonic alliance working across difference, multiple identities coming together in chains of equivalence to recreate the world. Charles Mills writes that the global system of white supremacy contains “an epistemology of ignorance, a particular pattern of localized and global cognitive dysfunctions”. Such ignorance produces the “ironic outcome that whites will in general be unable to understand the world they themselves have made”.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Antipode Editorial Collective, et al.
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Antipode
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781119558156 (print); 9781119558071 (online)
ISSN: 1467-8330
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Depositing User: Dr Andrea Gibbons
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2018 13:03
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 00:19

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