Ideology, Hegemony, Discourse: A Critical Review of Theories of Knowledge and Power

  title={Ideology, Hegemony, Discourse: A Critical Review of Theories of Knowledge and Power},
  author={Mark C. J. Stoddart},
  journal={Social thought \& research},
For over a century, social theorists have attempted to explain why those who lack economic power consent to hierarchies of social and political power They have used ideology, hegemony and discourse as key concepts to explain the intersections between the social production of knowledge and the perpetuation of power relations. The Marxist concept of ideology describes how the dominant ideas within a given society reflect the interests of ruling economic class. In this paper, I trace the movement… 

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