Gramsci and Foucault: A Reassessment

image001 On 3rd February 2015 Ashgate Publishing formally published my first book, a collection of essays entitled, “Gramsci and Foucault: A Reassessment.” The first conversation with the publisher was in January 2011, so this book has taken four years to complete. I first started reading Foucault and Gramsci myself, however, in 1995, so you could say it has been twenty years in the making. I wrote a call for chapters, distributed it widely, and chose a selection of the abstracts that were submitted to me to make a collection. Then they wrote their chapters and I organised each to be reviewed, (they rewrote them based on the reviews), formatted and edited them, indexed them, and wrote my own, too, and an introduction to the lot which you can read – also available via a link on the publisher’s webpage. I was greatly honoured that one of biggest names in the field of critical theory today, Stephen Gill, at the prestigious York University, Toronto, Canada, agreed to write a Foreword for the book. Two other big names wrote testimonials for me, for the back cover, too. It’s a great first volume, and I am suitably proud! It remains, nonetheless, just the start: there is much yet to do!