Gramsci in Africa: The Relevance of Gramscian Concept to a History of Mozambique
Faculty of Education and Arts
School of Communication and Arts
The aim of this project is the development of a history of Mozambique encompassing what I deem its modern ‘period of struggle’ from the 1940s through to the mid-1990s, taking into account the complex interactions of local, national, regional and global dynamics. As a history, this project will be empirically grounded in historical and ethnographic details which have a strong evidential basis, but I also aim to interpret this history through a Marxist theoretical framework, and particularly to utilise Gramscian categories of analysis to illuminate processes working at these ascending scales. This paper is essentially a prospectus concerning the viability of applying a Gramscian framework to the analysis of Mozambican history – a combination that I believe will be effective and enlightening.