Las Torres de Lucca. International Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol 6, No 11 (2017)

Contemporary Gramsci: Echoes of the National-Popular Will in Latin America

Martín Cortés


The article focuses on the Gramscian concept of national-popular will based on its productivity to account, especially, for two central aspects of the constitution of political subjects: the need to enroll in a history, understood as articulation of different moments of resistance and political struggle; and the centrality of a "Jacobin" moment that produces political unity and, in this way, contributes to the construction of that history. Based on the work on this concept, the text is part of a series of Latin American discussions on ways to read Gramsci in the region and the possibilities of interpreting from their categories the political processes of recent years.