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Revista Psicologia Política

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COLUCCI, Francesco Paolo  and  ROSA, Leandro Amorim. Some reflections on the possible contemporary relevance to the psychology of politics of Gramsci's concept of common sense. Rev. psicol. polít. [online]. 2017, vol.17, n.39, pp. 351-369.. ISSN 1519-549X.

A historical outline, with particular reference to Italy, is traced of the contradictory and conflictual role of Gramsci's thought in politics and culture. The reasons are examined for the late discovery and scarce utilization of the ideas on common sense formulated in his Prison Notebooks. The questions are to what extent these ideas, connected with cultural hegemony and the relation between elites and masses, are still valid today and what contribution they can make in the current phase of change characterized by new movements and forms of politics and by new means of communication. This with reference also to the role of Gramsci in South American and Brazilian culture. From this there emerge issues that, primarily inside Country as Brazil, can be addressed by linking Gramsci's ideas with the psychology of Lewin, especially the action research, and with a critical, emancipatory psychology.

Keywords : Gramsci; Common Sense; Critical Psychology; Action Research; Political Psychology.

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