Unformatted text preview: People “consent” to control-Rule without domination or violence Ideas, practices, empires can be hegemonic Social norms – respecting personal space, standards of beauty How do hegemons maintain their power? • Resistance No domination of hegemony is ever total because people have agency Sri Lanka • 1500s-1700s: Portuguese, Dutch rule • 1800s-1948: British rule (Ceylon) Tamil minority preferred over Sinhalese majority • 1983-present: Civil War > Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) vs. Sri Lankan Army (SLA)...
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- Spring '08
- Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Sri Lankan Army, effect change Domination, hegemonic Social norms