Lecture 21 - Tuesday Sociology 2S06 Lecture 21 Notes The...

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014Sociology 2S06 – Lecture 21 NotesThe Theoretical Ideas of Gramsci
1.What is Hegemony? According to Gramsci, hegemony is intellectual, moral, and
2.Who does Hegemony work? Hegemony or consensual leadership works through ideology. The dominant group tries to make linkages to the interests of subordinate groups. The dominant group represent specific interests as being in the general interest of everyone. Capitalist ideology holds that economic profits are necessary, but you don’t hear capitalists say how economic profits are necessary for them, instead they say how economic profits benefit everyone else; they try to be sneaky about it. Subordinate groups might accept that position and say that capitalists aren’t so bad because theydo things that benefit them as well. This is what capitalists tell them, they believe it,

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