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Unformatted text preview: socially subordinated to the system that oppresses or subordinates them. Rather than requiring overt force ( as represented by the military or police) the elite through their control of religious, educational, and media institutions, attempt to persuade the populace that the hierarchiacal social and economic system is fixed and natural, and therefore unchangeable. According to Gramsci, however, such consent is never secured once and for all, but must continually be sought, and there is always some room for resistance through subversive (counterhegemonic) cultural work. Marginalization- the social process of becoming or being made marginal (especially as a group within the larger society); "the marginalization of the underclass"; "the marginalization of literature"...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2008 for the course WMS 1000 taught by Professor Tower during the Spring '07 term at Western Michigan.
- Spring '07