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  James' Essays: Gramsci
Hegemony is the ideological dominance of society, the position in which an ideology favourable to the dominant class is agreed upon by the society as a whole.
Gramsci's thesis challenges this analogy, as the concept of hegemony allows for the ruling class to be partly determined within the realm of politics.
Hegemony can only be sustained with such an alliance, and an alliance can only be created and sustained if there is a compromise between classes.
interconnected.org /matt/archive/james/Gramsci.html   (2007 words)

  
  The Evolution Deceit
At this point, the cultural hegemony theory draws attention particularly to the academicians, that is, in other words, to the ''scientists''.
When we consider these theories on cultural hegemony and thought control altogether, we end up with an important and considerable consequence: In the modern societies of the modern age we live in, there is some sort of a “brain washing” program led by the dominating powers of society.
And according to the theory on the subject, the two most important means of this cultural hegemony should be the intellectuals and the media.
www.ummah.net /harunyahya/evol/ebk2-intro.html   (2445 words)

  
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Hegemony holds the factions of society together under the elites by seducing and requiring their consent and participation in the regime.
Institutions of hegemony have so far been able to divert the anomie and frustration felt by many to behavior that is not threatening to the hegemony, and in fact in some cases, as with consumerism, reinforce the economic control of corporate capitalism.
Goldman, have suggested, the tight control on ideological hegemony by dominant culture institutions, means that openings for alternatives to the status quo hegemony might have to come from crises in the material system of the current regime.
www.lclark.edu /~goldman/global/glossary/bighegemony.subculture.1a.html   (1287 words)

  
 mandm
The "cornerstone of the critical Marxist theory of mass culture is its estimate of the relationship between the underlying economic and political structures of contemporary capitalism and the significance of the ideological and cultural spheres."
Thus the study of hegemony leads in two directions: (1) towards the study of the particulars that make up a sociohistorical organization of a deep cultural grammar, the "constitutive and constituting" social logic of daily life, and (2) towards the demystification of cultural and ideological domination.
These two moments in the study of hegemony are roughly equivalent to the moments of the hermeneutic task as described by Paul Ricoeur: the recollection or restoration of meaning and demystification or critique as the exercise of suspicion.
www.lclark.edu /~goldman/mandm.htm   (707 words)

  
  CULTURAL HEGEMONY - GoGoSearch.com
The war of position is a culture war in which anti-capitalist elements seek to gain a dominant voice in mass media, mass organizations, and educational institutions to heighten class consciousness, teach revolutionary analysis and theory, and inspire revolutionary organization.
Rather, cultural norms - including institutions, practices, beliefs - should be investigated for their roots in domination and their implications for liberation.
Critics of the concept of "cultural hegemony" have noted that it tends to imply a false consciousness of the working class, which suggests that the masses of people are gullible and easily manipulated.
www.gogosearch.com /wiki/cultural_hegemony   (816 words)

  
  Cultural hegemony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cultural hegemony is a concept coined by Marxist philosopher Antonio Gramsci.
The analysis of hegemony (or "rule") was formulated by Antonio Gramsci to explain why predicted communist revolutions had not occurred where they were most expected, in industrialized Europe.
The war of position is a culture war in which anti-capitalist elements seek to gain a dominant voice in mass media, mass organizations, and educational institutions to heighten class consciousness, teach revolutionary analysis and theory, and inspire revolutionary organization.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/cultural_hegemony   (977 words)

  
 rage: Fans Speak!
Because popular culture is a depoliticised and hence depoliticising form, many critics have tended to ignore the implications cultural hegemony has had on state/governmental policies and political activism.
The concept of hegemony was formulated by Italian theorist Antonio Gramsci in the early twentieth century to explain the ways in which the ruling block maintained its power, and is based on what Bocock terms as 'moral and philosophical leadership', leadership which is maintained by the active consent of the major groups in a society.
Cultural producers are almost exclusively companies whose actions are based on the profit motive, and are disparate elements promoting equally disparate self-serving capitalist ideologies, unlike the state which represented one specific power bloc, and one ideology.
www.musicfanclubs.org /rage/fansspeak!/pwalsh.htm   (2533 words)

  
 Cultural hegemonist - WikEd
He wrote about cultural hegemony while trying to understand the failure of socialism and to develop a socialist program that could function successfully in the modern world.
One of the most widely known examples of cultural hegemony was the efforts of evangelical Christian groups to dominate school boards in the 1990s and thus earn the power to dictate curriculum.
Critics of cultural hegemony say that it implies the population is gullible, easily led on, and unable to think for themselves.
wik.ed.uiuc.edu /index.php/Cultural_hegemonist   (522 words)

  
 Katz: "Postmodern Cultural Studies: A Critique"
Cultural studies, then, is the result of the combination of the introduction of "theory" and the "politicization" of theory enabled by these social and institutional changes.
Fiske is critical of radical understandings of culture which focus on the way in which capitalist culture functions to reproduce ruling class domination, at the expense of trying to understand the multifarious ways in which subordinated groups appropriate the resources available within the dominant culture in order to gain more power relative to their oppressors.
Cultural studies is thus committed to the study of the entire range of a society's arts, beliefs, institutions, and communicative practices.
clogic.eserver.org /1-1/katz.html   (8752 words)

  
 Cultural Agents: Antonio Gramsci, Minimal Vocabulary, October 30, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The second one, expansive hegemony, operates by means of active consensus, the adoption of popular interests by hegemonic class, and the creation of “national-popular will.” Only a fundamental class (which occupies one of the 2 poles in relations of production) can become hegemonic, as hegemony is ethico-political, but also economic.
Hegemony makes a ‘higher synthesis' and fuses a collective will, as it is an ideological unity which will serve as ‘cement.' (PN 180-3), that is, the unity of these aspects depends on intellectual and moral leadership (PN 57-58, 113).
Hegemony operates principally in civil society via the articulation of the interests of the fundamental class.
blogs.law.harvard.edu /culturalagency1/october2003   (2150 words)

  
 mandm
The "cornerstone of the critical Marxist theory of mass culture is its estimate of the relationship between the underlying economic and political structures of contemporary capitalism and the significance of the ideological and cultural spheres."
Thus the study of hegemony leads in two directions: (1) towards the study of the particulars that make up a sociohistorical organization of a deep cultural grammar, the "constitutive and constituting" social logic of daily life, and (2) towards the demystification of cultural and ideological domination.
These two moments in the study of hegemony are roughly equivalent to the moments of the hermeneutic task as described by Paul Ricoeur: the recollection or restoration of meaning and demystification or critique as the exercise of suspicion.
www.law.lclark.edu /~goldman/mandm.htm   (707 words)

  
 Department of, The University of West Indies at Cave Hill
Cultural Studies is an emerging discipline that seeks to understand the complexity of culture and its political uses.
The central aim of the postgraduate programme in Cultural Studies is to promote the discipline at UWI as an important area of study and research and, by so doing, to stimulate academic discourse and promote understanding of Caribbean culture and identity.
Graduates in Cultural Studies are likely to become an important resource in the formulation of national, sub-regional and regional policies for sustainable economic and social development in the Caribbean.
www.cavehill.uwi.edu /fhe/culturalstudies   (650 words)

  
 mass media effects: hegemony theory
The development of cultural studies in Britain was strongly influenced by the Frankfurt School, Althusser and other Marxists, but it is perhaps the views of the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci which proved the most fruitful.
Hegemony is a constant struggle against a multitude of resistances to ideological domination, and any balance of forces that it achieves is always precarious, always in need of re-achievement.
Hegemony's 'victories' are never final, and any society will evidence numerous points where subordinate groups have resisted the total domination that is hegemony's aim, and have withheld their consent to the system.
www.cultsock.ndirect.co.uk /MUHome/cshtml/media/hegdet.html   (821 words)

  
 Posthegemony
For Vargas Llosa was one of the celebrated authors of the report on the Uchuraccay massacre, concluding that blame had squarely to be placed on the continuing presence of premodern indigenous barbarism.
It is when subaltern betrayal refuses this affective mechanism of would-be hegemony that the critics sound the alarm.
I was somewhat chastened to discover instead an emphasis first on the indigenous culture of the West, and second an exhibition in preparation on the noted painter Salarrué.
posthegemony.blogspot.com   (8292 words)

  
 www.theory.org.uk Resources: Antonio Gramsci
Every cultural activity (culture in its widest sense) is reduced to a direct or indirect expression of some preceding and controlling economic content.
Hegemony operates culturally and ideologically through the institutions of civil society which characterises mature liberal-democratic, capitalist societies.
Williams understands that culture is not only a vehicle of domination, he finds preferable a definition of culture as a language of co-operative shaping, of common contribution.
www.theory.org.uk /ctr-gram.htm   (4023 words)

  
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Cultures, in Gramsci’s scheme, cannot be separated from the ideologies and social systems from which they emerge.
While Cultural Hegemony succeeds in working out Gramsci’s theory through application to three of the most difficult and long-standing conflicts still affecting the United States, the authors’ omission of any meaningful discussion of religion—it does not even appear in the index—as a field for application of these principles seems disappointing.
Given the internal cultural conflicts of the 1990s and the eruption of violence with roots in Islam, the religious application of hegemony seems an unfortunate omission.
www.natcom.org /pubs/ROC/one-four/brown.htm   (1118 words)

  
 Hegemony
Hegemony, therefore, is a process by which "educative pressure [is] applied to single individuals so as to obtain their consent and their collaboration, turning necessity and coercion into 'freedom'.
Hegemony constitutes lived experience, "a sense of reality for most people in the society, a sense of absolute because experienced reality beyond which it is very difficult for most members of the society to move, in most areas of their lives" (100).
Hegemony is not necessarily total – "It is misleading, as a general method, to reduce all political and cultural initiatives and contributions to the terms of the hegemony."
www.english.emory.edu /Bahri/hegemony.html   (2186 words)

  
 Hegemony   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Culture, according to this view, is seen as the product of a much more vigorous struggle than is suggested in, for example, Althusser's view of ideology.
...the fact of hegemony presupposes that account be taken of the interests and the tendencies of the groups over which hegemony is to be exercised, and that a certain compromise equilibrium should be formed.
The dominant classes use mass culture in their response to this struggle by constructing these other groups into target markets and consumers who are addressed by the culture and advertising industries according to their 'demographic' characteristics their social class, their disposable income, their age, sex and so on.
faculty.uwb.edu /mgoldberg/courses/definitions/hegemony.html   (657 words)

  
 hidden persuaders   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Gramsci advocated the construction of a rival hegemony, through the infiltration and transformation of those small-scale institutions by which class ascendancy, once achieved, is sustained.
This hegemony is produced and reproduced through a network of institutions, social relations, and ideas which are outside the direct political sphere.
The widespread popularity of the concept of hegemony is the 1970s and 1980s derived from the western Marxist rehabilitation of the Prison Notebooks of the Italian Communist leader, Antonio Gramsci, who died at the hands of Mussolini's Fascists.
www.caledonia.org.uk /hegemony.htm   (1752 words)

  
 Cultural Hegemony - Who's Dominating Whom?
A popular meme in American consciousness is cultural hegemony: the idea that American culture, as represented in widely-exported American movies, TV shows, fast-food restaurants, and brands, is overwhelming the traditional cultures of other countries.
The cultural hegemony argument is also a subtle put-down of other cultures: it assumes that they are so weak or ignorant that they cannot be trusted to decide for themselves what they should see and hear.
It's not just Americans who buy into the "American cultural behemoth" myth: UNESCO has recently passed a resolution supporting nations' rights to set a protected percentage of "local culture" to be shown in cinemas and aired on TV.
www.beginningwithi.com /oped/culture.htm   (1821 words)

  
 Triumph Of The Will: Jewish Cultural Hegemony
The roots of this astounding state of affairs lies in the Jewish cultural hegemony which triumphed in the 20th century both in the West and in the Soviet Union as a result of the broad acceptance of the ideals of secular Jewish culture.
We are soaked in Zionist culture from the cradle, a culture of cruelty and greed.
A culture of cynical manipulation of the masses in the interests of a tiny world comprador elite which is no longer even primarily Jewish.
www.rense.com /general43/triump.htm   (2638 words)

  
 Asia Times
Dollar hegemony is a structural condition in world finance and trade in which the US produces dollars and the rest of the world produce things dollars can buy.
Through dollar hegemony, the United States is the only country that has managed to defy the Mundell-Fleming thesis.
This financial hegemony is now centered on New York with the dollar as the base currency.
www.atimes.com /atimes/China/DG23Ad04.html   (5170 words)

  
 Glossary of Terms: Hegemony
Hegemony refers to the dominance of one group over another.
The Italian Marxist critic Antonio Gramsci, however, emphasized that hegemony is also exercised culturally: the dominant culture's ideology (values, assumptions, meanings, methods) permeates all aspects of a given culture and in fact conditions and shapes the reality for most people in that culture.
Gramsci's notion of cultural hegemony (formulated, by the way, from a prison cell in fascist Italy) has been enormously influential for many critics, especially in Marxism, cultural studies, and postcolonial studies.
www.english.uwosh.edu /core/hegemony.html   (113 words)

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