Cultural hegemony

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  • Cultural Hegemony

    Although cultural hegemony is undoubtedly present in New Zealand news media; the representation of women, however, is indubitably adjusting over time (Rios, Rodgers, Thorson & Yoon, 2014; Wood, 1995). As Wood (1995) argues women are under-represented in the news, thus, creating a powerful male-cultural hegemony. Moreover, when women are shown in the news they are depicted in stereotypical ways. In addition to this, Hardin and Shain (2005) argues, men in news – in particular sport – are shown in powerful, masculine ways; hence, creating societal norms that men are dominant. Furthermore, the men in the newsroom out number women, hence, creating news from male perspectives. However, these numbers are changing with more women coming into the…

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  • Marxism In The Handmaid's Tale

    Antonio Gramsci was an Italian communist most noted for his contribution of a Marxist cultural theory. Gramsci’s idea of ‘Cultural Hegemony’ is most relevant when it comes to The Handmaid’s Tale. Cultural Hegemony is concerned with the upper class using culture to justify current economic conditions, a superstructure reinforcing an economic base. This also relates to Althusser’s idea of ‘Ideological State Apparatuses’, how the state transfers ideology to its subjects. The Gileadean government…

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  • Cultural Hegemony Analysis

    The term ‘Cultural Hegemony’ was originally founded and attributed to Antonio Gramsci. Antonio Gramsci was a 1920’s leading Italian Marxist theoretician and politician who however did not agree with the Marxist view. He used the concept to ‘address the relation between culture and power under capitalism’ (Lears 1985). Gramsci gave no pinpoint or specific definition of cultural hegemony but it can be rreferred to as the domination of the cultural society by the ruling class through ideological…

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  • Essay On Cultural Hegemony

    The Italian communist Antonio Gramsci, imprisoned for much of his life by Mussolini, took these idea further in his Prison Notebooks with his widely influential notions of ‘hegemony’ and the ‘manufacture of consent’ (Gramsci 1971). Gramsci saw the capitalist state as being made up of two overlapping spheres, a ‘political society’ (which rules through force) and a ‘civil society’ (which rules through consent). This is a different meaning of civil society from the ‘associational’ view common…

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  • Ideological Hegemony In The Middle East

    this sense it can surmised as movements from above providing guidance and orientation to those on the bottom having them accept the current state of affairs as “natural” by which the state could be able mediate and provide an avenue for their grievances tying into the first essay mentioned in the above. Though Gramsci’s analysis was more concerned with the political realm, he would also note the cultural effects of hegemony by noting the ideological apparatus on how the dominant intellectuals…

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  • Cultural Hegemony And The Philosophy Of Praxis

    Escaping Cultural Hegemony & The Philosophy of Praxis One of the lingering questions about cultural hegemony I have is “How do we end it?” or, at the very least, in what ways can we remove ourselves from the apparatus of cultural hegemony and attempt to potentially dismantle it? From Gramsci’s perspective the answer is, of course, the philosophy of praxis. The concept of the philosophy of praxis contains heavy Marxist undertones – which no doubt serves the purpose of invigorating the working…

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  • Cultural Hegemony In English Essay

    of transforming one’s indigenous culture into something flashier, yet manufactured and alien? How ruthless is the practice of taking away everything someone knows and replacing it with an overpoweringly foreign system? Not so much, as it turns out, for it is an almost inevitable consequence of these times. With globalization, Western ways spread far and wide, and with them comes the ugly institution of ‘cultural hegemony’, wherein indigenous cultures are manipulated into sacrificing their…

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  • The Importance Of Education In George Orwell's Animal Farm

    become successful and how tyranny spreads its roots under the garb of democracy. The novella has heavy Marxian insight and focuses on various factors that help tyranny prosper and how education is our only weapon in curbing it. Antonio Gramsci was a neo-Marxist theorist and politician. Famous for his Philosophy of Praxis which constituted of three main ideas, his works are highly regarded in formation of 20th century political theory. He is best known for the concept called Cultural Hegemony…

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  • Hegemony Is A Process Of Coercion And Consent

    Hegemony is a process of coercion and consent. What does this mean, and how useful is it in explaining the role of culture in maintaining dominant ideologies? The expression ‘hegemony’ can be considered in a number of ways, the first and most apparent definition: a leader or representation of a certain ideology with the ability to gain control over another, weaker power. An example of this shown through history is the Soviet Union’s expansion over Eastern Europe, through the use of dictatorial…

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  • Black Marxism And Cedric Robinson's Black Marxism

    A brand takes the most idealized version of societally bound standards and commercializes a privileged race, class, or gender to increase momentum of hegemony and racial capitalism. This, as both philosophers Antonio Gramsci and Cedric Robinson would explain, is a direct effect of the formation of prioritizing a particular race and class thus manipulating our culture’s beliefs and values. In Black Marxism, Professor Cedric Robinson traces the concept of competition between races back to the…

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