What, according to Gramsci, is hegemony and how does it relate to culture? If outright violence between classes is relatively rare, what maintains hierarchies and class on a daily basis? Give an example of hegemony in action from the US. Discuss two ways the notion of hegemony affects how we think about culture.
For Gramsci hegemony was the domination of some over others through determining the terms and frameworks through which people think about the world and themselves. The perception of hegemony insists on connecting the whole social process to specific distributions of power and influence. The notion the hegemony was also thought to be constructed during the negotiated construction of a political and ideological agreement which integrates both the dominant and dominated groups within a culturally diverse society. It also provided anthropologists with a way to think about pervasive institutionalized