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    Hegemony Research

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    For this essay I have chosen to argue the case against the sociocultural concept of Hegemony with reference to key thinkers in this field including Antonia Gramsci and Stuart Hall, using examples from Contemporary Western society and cultures. I would like to begin my essay by simply defining the term Hegemony. “Hegemony is the social, cultural, ideological, and economic influence used by a dominant group over another group in society.”(Encyclopaedia Britannica 2014) “It is applied cautiously rather

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    Hegemony Gramsci

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    The theory of Hegemony is a theory proposed by Antonio Gramsci. Gramsci was an Italian theorist and politician and he was also the leader of the Communist party of Italy but was later over thrown by Benito Mussolini. Gramsci was then detained in fascist jails from 1926 to 1937 (Santoro 278). During this time, Gramsci was able to analyze the fascist approach to leadership from which he was able to draw conclusions for his theories. Essentially the theory of hegemony is the explanation of how states

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    other state in the region. There however is a paradox in Southern Africa, and the paradox in this sense is that South Africa’s silent diplomacy discredits its leadership in the region but that is just a misguided understanding and interpretation of hegemony. Therein surfaces the profound and core argument of this paper. The core argument of this paper is based on the premise that there is indeed justification that South Africa is a hegemon in the region of Southern Africa. This paper veers way from

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    Importance Of Hegemony

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    as it led to a failed attempt by France at hegemony. From 1792 to 1815, France underwent a campaign of wars and military battles under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte. In 23 years, France conquered or annexed the Illyrian provinces, Switzerland, the Roman Republic, the Holy Roman Empire, the Netherlands, The Republic of Holland, the Confederation of the Rhine, the Duchy of Warsaw, the Kingdom of Naples, and more territory. However, despite

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    According to Ellis-Christensen (2014), “The term hegemony refers to the leadership, dominance or great influence that one entity or group of people has over others.” Hegemony is derived from a Greek word, hegeisthai which means to lead. Years back, this term was often used to refer to a country or state that exerted power over other city-states or countries indirectly as opposed to the use of military force. In modern times the word hegemony often refers to the capability of a group in society to

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    which the theme of hegemony was vastly prominent. The cultures of colonialism and competitive nature to obtain wealth through exploitation were the main driving force of hegemony. It is natural to exploit the people of lower class or societal rank for one's own advantage, and that is what happened. As the pressure of power and control became overbearing toward the people, resistance was sure to follow. Looking at today's society, there is a lot of exploitation and hegemony among certain groups

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    Gramsci's Theory of Hegemony

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    unfortunately he was imprisoned for almost ten years, he wrote countless pages commenting on Marxist theory, called the Prison Notebooks. While commenting on Marx’s theories, he created his own, hegemony. Living in the early twentieth century, Gramsci took Karl Marx’s ideas and created his version of hegemony, that is his “theoretical response to that fin de siècle crisis of Marxism and to those far-reaching questions about consciousness and society posed in the Italian revolt against positivism.”

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    Hegemony - The True Meaning Hegemony was derived from the Greek word "egemonia," meaning leader or ruler, often in the sense of a state other than his own (Williams 144).  Although the base of this definition remains true, the word has evolved to much more.  Hegemony is defined by Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought as "Political and economical control exercised by a dominant class, and its success in projecting its own way of seeing the world, human and social relationships as 'common

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    Cultural Hegemony in The United States

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    themselves to are really to support themselves. Rather, it is the few in charge, with power, that are the beneficiaries and reap the rewards. These privileged few get what they desire not through force, but through Antonio Gramsci’s idea of hegemony. Hegemony is the “process in which a dominant group gains – for its own interests – the approval of a subordinate class through the use of intellectual, moral, and cultural encouragement” (Mascia-Lees 151). This method does not ensure power to a certain

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    Protestant challenge to Catholicism’s hegemony in Northern Europe Protestants and Catholics have been fighting for centuries. Most of us, even some of them, have no clue as to what they are fighting about. In the 1520s a religious stirring began, where people were starting to get frustrated and angered by how the church was conducting itself. Northern European weather can be very cold and harsh at times, because of this, it made it very difficult for people to leave their homes to get to church

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