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Instead it sees the relations of domination and

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Instead it sees the relations of domination and subordination, in their forms as practical consciousness, as in effect a saturation of the whole process of living. The strongest sense of “culture”: a culture which has also to be seen as the lived dominance and subordination of particular First, its forms of domination and subordination correspond much more closely to the normal processes of social organization and control in developed societies than the more familiar projections from the idea of a ruling class. For Gramsci they spring from the working class, but not this class as an ideal or abstract construction. Cultural tradition and practice are seen as much more than super-structural expressions; reflections, meditations, or typifications, of a formed social and economic structure. Base and Superstructure in Marxist Cultural Theory The base has come to include, especially in certain 20 th century developments, a strong and limiting sense of basic industry. Piano maker is base, but pianist superstructure.
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  • Fall '10
  • CharlesMcCoy
  • Sociology, Marxism, ruling class, ruling material force, American Society Readings, universally valid ones

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