Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Lisa's Word of the Day

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The outcome of this election offers an excellent opportunity for many Americans to learn the definition of a word with which most are probably unfamiliar.

Definitions of Hegemony on the Web:

The power of ideas exercised by a dominant or privileged social group over subordinate social groups
www.mediastudents.com/glossaryM+AR.htm

The domination of culture by one particular cultural group, resulting in the empowerment of certain cultural beliefs, values, and practices over others.
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0767415418/student_view0/glossary.html


Strong Perspective--The capacity of dominant classes to persuade subordinate ones to accept, adopt and interiorize the values and norms which the dominant classes have adopted and believe are right and proper. Weak perspective--Posits a situation in which the subordinate classes may well be dissatisfied with the prevailing socio-economic order, but however alienated they might be from it, they are persuaded that any alternative would be drastically worse, and that in any case, there would be nothing much that they could do to bring about any such alternative.
www.caw110.org/definitions.htm


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