The Concept of Cultural Hegemony: Problems and Possibilities

  title={The Concept of Cultural Hegemony: Problems and Possibilities},
  author={T. J. Jackson Lears},
  journal={The American Historical Review},
  • T. J. Lears
  • Published 1 June 1985
  • Art
  • The American Historical Review
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