Economic ideologies

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  • Marxist Ideology: Marx And Engels

    Ideology has been described as a ‘sense of abstract, impractical or fanatical theory’, originally described as a term philosophy of mind; the current everyday use of term refers to belief system that someone holds onto. It is often associated with the work of Marx and Engels, and their assessment of society’s outlook between material conditions and relationships, better known as Marxist Ideology. (Raymond, 1985, 154-155) This Marxist ideological sense, has had tremendous influence in fields of communications, sociology and economics, but does not exist in isolation. Marxist ideology is one of a number of working concepts including: ideology as a terrain of struggle or as false consciousness. Through these different senses, ideology has been…

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  • French Mandate In Syria

    Syria was primarily organized by young men that sought a modern nationalist platform through the LNA in the 1930s. The fervent nationalism against the French mandate provided a conceptualization of Syria as a socialist nation through the impact of European ideology of socialist and communist movements. The Ba’ath Party of the 1940s established the roots of Syrian socialism under the leadership of men that were trained in French universities in Paris.…

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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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  • Ideology And The Social Class In Schools By Louis Althusser

    The concept of ideology seems to be a fundamental term in “Ideology and The Ideological State Apparatuses” of Louis Althusser who, taking a similar stand to that of Marx, reaffirmed the role played by ideologies in sustaining the role of the capitalist class in society through the dominant ideological apparatus that is the school. In this essay, in order to comprehend Althusser’s reasons on why the school playsvirus9v a salient role in perpetuating the “subjection to the ruling ideology” (133),…

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  • Karl Marx's Ideologies

    Ideologies, the science of ideas, were a product of the enlightenment era and pertain to philosophical ideas and beliefs of what “ought to be”. Meaning to this term, coined by Comte de Tracy during the French revolutionary period, has been an ever evolving concept. There are various ideological beliefs that differ on what the most suitable social, political, and economic structures will create the “best” societal outcome. These wide ranges of philosophies may include support for individualistic…

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  • Althusser's Theory Of Ideology

    Essay I: Ideology, a term that we all know exists, but very few truly understand the essence that lies behind such a word. Many questions arise when one thinks of ideology such as, but not limited to, “What is ideology?” and “Where do individuals come to acquire their ideology, as in is it born into the genetics that make up who they are, or is it created through the experiences of their life?”. Louis Althusser was a 20th century French philosopher that devoted much of his life to the study of…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Classic Liberalism

    1. Classic Liberalism is the most dominant ideology that exists, plus it is the first modern ideology as well. It is an ideology that originated from a reaction against the medical society’s feudal structures. In essence liberalism is the “ideology of freedom or liberty” (Johnston, pg. 202) Governments are necessary in order to provide security within their governing body, which is why some people are willing to sacrifice a small portion of their freedom in order to be secure. During the period…

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  • Classical Conservatism

    personality. The political ideology has played a large part in the New Zealand legislation to pass Act in the parliament. The political ideologies are someone’s viewpoint on the world; their beliefs with regards to how the country should run, nature of humans and the country’s economic policy. Overall the essay will include defining ideology, the period between 1984 – 2015 and political changes, how the political groups influence the formation of legislation and…

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  • Three Main Influences Of Political Socialization

    to support themselves; they should not rely on the government for help, the government should have a limited role in helping people. Conservatives tendency to oppose government programs to distribute income or change the status of individualism. Conservatism ideology believes the government should promote economic liberty, morality, and social order. Conservatism identifies with those who have traditional values and tend to oppose gay rights legislation, and legislation that allows abortion.…

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  • Ideological Analysis Of Starbucks

    While they may appear innocent or simply entertaining at a first glance, advertisements serve an ideological function. Ideology, by its nature, requires an individual’s participation, and thus advertisements can only operate under the active participation and interpretation by viewers (Goldman, 1992). By drawing on the existing values and beliefs present in society, ads invite viewers to exist within the meaning systems they create. They represent an attractive and ideal mythological world, and…

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