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Colton Bateham 9/11/2011 HUM3321 Alix Miller Week 2 Assignment Althusser’s concept of Ideological State Apparatuses is directly tied to Lull’s concept of Hegemony. Hegemony, being defined as “…a power that one social group holds over another.”, (Lull 53) is achieved and maintained by using Ideological State Apparatuses. Both theories withhold the same concept that: the most important tool in controlling the working and middle classes is controlling their culture. Each article explains that the state, or government, uses multiple forms of Ideological State Apparatuses’ to do so, but Lull’s concept of Hegemony focused primarily on how the media is used to change and control culture. However, Althusser’s analysis seemed more thorough as he studied how the roles of sporting events, church, family, and school are Hegemony. Althusser seemed to attack capitalism, referring only to capitalism, and not socialism, when mentioning governmental oppression. He saw ISA’s as a tool that the capitalists used on their
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