Ideology Of Ideology

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In the world of production, rarely is anything produced with innocent curiosity. One may believe that products are produced as and when they are demanded. However, the demand for a product is the first step in production. Desire is the first product and is that which produces an object to be consumed. This leads to exploitation of both consumers—who believe they are receiving what they freely demanded—and the workers—who create the product under taxing conditions and receive little retribution. This is a common but often unseen practice in contemporary culture. However, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels produce a thorough and grounded uncovering of these hidden labor relations and the ways they are hidden from both the workers and the consumers.…show more content…
For example, ideology exposes the exploitation of the members of EXO. From the viewpoint of Latour, this ideology is false; this begs the question of whether the material consequences of the exploitation exist as well. However, Huang Zitao 's constant injuries cannot be ignored, but Latour 's cry against ideology allows this to occur. Latour 's approach has further consequences, such as continuation of exploitation that can result in further injury and taxing treatment of the members of EXO. Latour 's ideas also allow for the ignorance surrounding the control of consumers; Bourdieu outlines how the products the consumers consume and the desire for the products they possess are entirely out of their control, and thus consumers are also being exploited in this manner. Ignoring the ideology that exposes this allows for further exploitation and control of both consumers and producers. Conversely, Marx and Engels ' exposure of this exploitation allows for awareness and acknowledgement of this treatment and allows for potential measures to be taken in order to correct
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