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Extends Marxist research to incorporate key recommendations from the paintings of neo-Marxists Antonio Gramsci and Louis Althusser. It seems to be intimately at racism within the U.K. and the U.S. and is going directly to study the diversities among education and schooling, and their courting to racism in these international locations and within the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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Transcends it” (Gramsci, 1978, p. 140). The key to understanding political forces in society is, for Gramsci, the concept of hegemony. Hegemony (from the Greek hēgemonía “leadership”) was used by Lenin to refer to the political leadership of the working class. This was in turn derived from Marxist theorist Pavel Borisovich Akselrod’s phrase, “the hegemony of the proletariat in the democratic revolution” (Harding, 1977, p. 8 Hegemony, as theorized by Gramsci, is the fusion of economic, political, intellectual, and moral leadership that is brought about by one fundamental group, and groups allied to it through ideology.

The RSAs operate primarily by force and control. This can be by making illegal the forces and organizations (and their tactics) that threaten the capitalist status quo and the rate of profit. Thus, for example, restrictions are placed on strike action and other trade union activities. More extreme versions of RSA action include heavy intimidatory policing and other forms of state-sanctioned political repression, surveillance, and violence by the police and armed forces (Hill, 2005). The ISAs, on the other hand, operate primarily through ideology—promoting the forms of legitimation, values, and attitudes required by capitalism.

208). Political passion as in an immediate impulse to action, for Gramsci, “is born on the ‘permanent and organic’ terrain of economic life but . . transcends it” (Gramsci, 1978, p. 140). The key to understanding political forces in society is, for Gramsci, the concept of hegemony. Hegemony (from the Greek hēgemonía “leadership”) was used by Lenin to refer to the political leadership of the working class. This was in turn derived from Marxist theorist Pavel Borisovich Akselrod’s phrase, “the hegemony of the proletariat in the democratic revolution” (Harding, 1977, p.

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