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31 Hegemony) - Hegemony (Gramsci) Rejects the concept of a...

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Hegemony (Gramsci) Rejects the concept of a singular mass ideology (Marx) Singular ideology makes it difficult to recognize how people in economically and socially disadvantaged positions really do challenge or resist ideology 2 central aspects to hegemony: 1. dominant ideologues are often presented as “common sense” 2. dominant ideologies are in tension with other forces and thus constantly in flux. Thus, relations of domination do not involve coercion but consent. No single class of people ‘has’ hegemony And no one group of people ultimately ‘has’ power Because relationships of power/class are constantly in flux, dominant ideologies must constantly be reaffirmed in a culture - they have to be maintained That dominant relations of power have to be maintained means that counter hegemonic forcesm such as political movements or subversive culture elements, can emerge and question the status quo of how things are. Status quo is a continual reminder, it has to be maintained. Shows the vulnerability of
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2008 for the course COMM 206 taught by Professor Banet-weiser,kun during the Spring '08 term at USC.

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