Gramsci: Religion and Hegemony

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  • Gramsci: Religion and Hegemony
    • He's interested in how the ruling class maintain their control over society through ideas rather than simply through coercion (force).
    • Hegemony: Ideological domination or leadership of society.
      • Example: Italy in the 1920s/30s with the ideological power of the Catholic Church helped to win support for the fascist regime.
    • Religion can challenge the ruling class.
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