Aristotle was the first philosopher to define the term thesis.
Marxism[ edit ] Social control exercised and effected by means of the ideological manipulation of aspects of the common culture of a society — religion and politics, culture and economy, etc.
Such a method of social control conceptually derived from the Noble Lie, proposed by Platowhich was required for the social stability of a republic composed of three social classes.
While all of you, in the city, are brothers, we will say in our tale, yet god, in fashioning those of you who are fitted to hold rule, mingled gold in their generation, for which reason they are the most precious — but in the helpers, silver, and iron and brass in the farmers and other craftsmen.
And, as you are all akin, though for the most part you will breed after your kinds, it may sometimes happen that a golden father would beget a silver son, and that a golden offspring would come from a silver sire, and that the rest would, in like manner, be born of one another.
So that the first and chief injunction that the god lays upon the rulers is that of nothing else are they to be such careful guardians, and so intently observant as of the intermixture of these metals in the souls of their offspring, and if sons are born to them with an infusion of brass or iron they shall by no means give way to pity in their treatment of them, but shall assign to each the status due to his nature and thrust them out among the artisans or the farmers.
And again, if from these there is born a son with unexpected gold or silver in his composition they shall honor such and bid them go up higher, some to the office of guardian, some to the assistanceship, alleging that there is an oracle that the city shall then be overthrown when the man of iron or brass is its guardian.
Hence, because the bourgeoisie own the communications media, as a social class, they can select, determine, and publish the economic, social, and cultural concepts that constitute the established status quo, which are the ideology formal doctrines that serves their interests as the ruling class of the society.
Based upon their experiences of societal life, the men and women of each social class upper, middle, lower construct their intellectual understanding of the society, and, because their societal experiences are primarily of capitalist social relations, the shared dominant ideology tends to reflect the norms of a capitalist society.
Hence, the content of the reportage of a newspaper is determined, not by the socio-economic and political prejudices of the publisherbut by the societal status quo, the fixed social narrative that is believed by the publisher and by the readers of the newspaper.
In organising as trade unionsthe working class experience and express a different type of social relation within a capitalist society, because such an ideological perspective challenges the intellectual and social legitimacy of capitalism, by questioning the validity of how society is organised, and thus how it functions.
The successful establishment of a working-class ideology worldview represents a collective approach to perceiving and resolving the socio-economic, political, and cultural problems of working-class people.
Therefore, by means of such an embryonic class consciousnessa new material structure, within a capitalist society, becomes the base of a new ideology that expresses the interests of workers—and contradicts the status quo of the bourgeois cultural hegemony proposed and established by the dominant ideology of the capitalist ruling class.
Criticism[ edit ] In Marxist theory, one of the social classes of a society becomes the ruling class when they are a socially progressive force sufficiently powerful, with popular support of the other social classes, to overthrow the previous ruling class.
For example, the great bourgeois revolutions of the 17th and 18th centuries occurred because the bourgeoisie had become the standard-bearer for social progress, the universal class.
The bourgeoisie gradually began to lose its progressive character and became increasingly reactionary once it came to power since it began to support the status quo rather than seek further social progress.
As a consequence, the dominant ideology may contain a mixture of socially progressive and regressive elements. Therefore, Marxists do not reject everything and anything related to the dominant ideology of capitalism; rather, they agree with its progressive elements and criticise its regressive elements.
In other words, Marxist critiques of the dominant ideology of capitalism are not normally crude rejections of their content, but rather of their limiting, capitalist form.British Petroleum in Southern USA coastal regions (Culture & CSR) Order Description Module Title “Marketing International Business: Branding, Communications, and Business Relationships” Level 7 Title of Assignment British Petroleum in Southern USA coastal regions (Culture & CSR) This is an INDIVIDUAL assignment and should be presented in a REPORT style format with a word count .
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