La Naksa del 1967 e la crisi degli intellettuali arabi: la lettura gramsciana di Ibrahim Abu Rabi'

Massimo Campanini
Although Antonio Gramsci considered religion as a primitive form of culture, the Palestinian historian Ibrahim Abu Rabi', professing to walk in his footsteps, emphasized on the contrary the positive role of Islam and the potential hegemonic function of Muslim intellectuals. In the broad framework of the Arab intellect predicament after the naksa of 1967 until the today failed "Arab springs", Abu Rabi' discussed, among others, Muhammad al-Ghazali's and Muhammad al-Jabiri's thought. In Gramscian
more » ... erms, "optimism of will" can overcome "pessimism of reason" in order to build up a new Arab democratic and socialist city. Contemporary Arab intellighentsia is searching for new ways of expression and it is arguable that religion (Islam) will still enjoy in the future a decisive place. Hegemony; Popular religion; Arab predicament; Naksa; Arab springs.
doi:10.14276/2531-9582.2152 fatcat:fyzopyiuurhmrbpdqwnxnholfu