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    As discussed in class the concept of ideology is simple, it is seen as a set of ideas and assumptions or premises that aim particularly to reinforce a dominant social order, which can also be seen as the power of a dominant social group. The quote on page 7 in lecture captures this perfectly, “To study ideology is to study how ideas and power intersect.” Ideology is seen as most dominant when there is a set of certain ideas that will particularly catch the interest of an elite group, as it is seemingly always linked with the concept of power. According to Marx and Engels, ideology has the ability to smooth over conflicts and any negative attributes in order to idealize human and social traits including the idea of individuality and competition.…

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    The Ideology Of Art

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    Azar Nafisi and Maggie Nelson both address the issue of the ideology of art in their respective works, Reading Lolita in Tehran, and “Great to Watch.” Nafisi’s work focuses on whether or not one can use art as an escape to an imaginary world of their own ideologies. Nelson tries to show how art can let everyone have their own thoughts and ideas, without the presence of bias from the media. Ideology is best defined as an interconnected system of ideas, and both Nafisi and Nelson’s works…

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    Karl Marx's Ideologies

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    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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    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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    Ideology Ideology is an extremely comprehensive subject. Giannetti defines it as “a body of ideas reflecting the social needs and aspirations of an individual, group, class or culture” (Giannetti 405). Ideology will always be a topic of debate when there are social differences present. The term ideology is also associated with politics and its platforms. In the films: A League of Their Own, The Perfect Game, and 42, different types of beliefs and cultures are examined and emphasized. Essentially…

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    Social Media And Ideology

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    The media is largely dominated with money-making corporations and elitists who potentially use their position to manipulate their ideologies upon media consumers. However, the growing popularity of user-generated content platforms has resulted in the increase of public opinion, allowing audiences to actively use the media. Using News Corp, owned by Rupert Murdoch, this essay will begin to question whether press barons such as Murdoch exercise the majority of their power in determining the…

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    Ideology Response Paper

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    Ideology Response This semester I have learned a lot throughout these chapters. I learned about politics and the inside of the functions on how they work to why they work that way. I have also learned that about where my classmates state and about myself with my point of view in politics. This response will talk about the “economic” and “social” dimensions and the issues that come with them. Also, my preference on liking one side more or less about government interactions. My views compared to…

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    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…

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    (AIE). However, he finds that although Marx has made some discussions about ideology, he has never formulated a theory of it. Therefore, Althusser proposes a theory of ideology in general, and focuses on exploring the relations among ideology, individuals, and subjects. The close relation of the three makes him realize that subjects are always within ideology. Only when outside of ideology, can…

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    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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