Essays Tagged: "Louis Althusser"

Construction of one's self identity in today's society.

culture. Considering the frameworks surrounding the construction of identity by theorists including Louis Althusser and Anthony Giddens, this essay will argue that identity; is a social construction g ... th the media, we act and are acted upon, use and are used by the system. French Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser rejected the idea of the 'Cartesian Self' developed by Descartes, a notion of the in ...

(8 pages) 609 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

These are just little paragraphs that were for a midterm that helped understand 4 authors: Marx, Benjamin, Althusser and Foucault.

. If someone speaks, coughs or laughs we hear it all; especially if they are on the stage playing.3.Althusser: ideology: (Pgs 1483 and on)"In order to advance the theory of the State it is indispensab ... be confused with it. I shall call this reality by its concept: the ideological State apparatuses." Althusser believes that we should never get the ISA (ideological State apparatuses) and the RSA (rep ...

(3 pages) 44 0 1.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Education and Marxism

hidden curriculum', as discussed below...Much work on the Marxist view of education is presented by Louis Althusser who argued that, in contrast to the Functionalist view, education functions to maint ...

(9 pages) 167 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Making Sense of Culture - A 2nd Year Visual Literacy Oral Presentation

te of struggle itself'.The neo-Marxist definitions of ideology, best illustrated by the writings of Althusser and Gramsci, developed from the research and writing of the Frankfurt school and from crit ... f false consciousness, stressing that ideology is the medium through which we experience the world. Althusserian Marxism stresses the irreducibility and materiality of ideology: i.e. ideology is seen ...

(3 pages) 49 0 4.2 Sep/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

Anthusser's notion of Interpellation and the Human Subject, with reference to Tillie Olsen's "I Stand Here Ironing".

Interpellation, according to Althusser, is a hailing by social ideologies that form 'individuals' into 'subjects' by forcing soci ... ISA's that people are given both a sense of identity and an understanding of reality.Ideology, for Althusser 'represents the imaginary relationship of individuals to their real conditions of existenc ... es almost exclusively from Ideological State Apparatuses. These are institutions that, according to Althusser, interpellate individuals into either the bourgeoisie (ruling class) or the proletariat. " ...

(5 pages) 59 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Social Structure

im and Max Weber. And other prominent social theorists such as Talcott Parsons & Robert Merton, Louis Althusser & Ralph Dahrendorf and Herbert Mead & Herbert Blumer. It is important to not ... ve rise to a capitalist French society. According to another group of social theorists pioneered by Louis Althusser argued that Karl Marx's theoretical exposition in his later years was stressing the ...

(7 pages) 222 0 4.3 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Social Structure

Max Weber as well as other prominent social theorists such as Talcott Parsons & Robert Merton, Louis Althusser & Ralph Dahrendorf, Herbert Mead & Herbert Blumer. The conflict and consensu ... narchs-and gave rise to a capitalist French society. Another group of social theorists pioneered by Louis Althusser argued that Karl Marx's theoretical exposition in his later years was stressing the ...

(4 pages) 178 1 4.3 Dec/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Marxist Literary Theory and Criticism

the relation between the work of art to the ever changing conditions of producing art. (Cuddon 494)Louis Althusser came out with a very challenging idea, a new definition of the ideology. The ideolog ...

(8 pages) 135 0 4.5 Mar/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists


eadership with the consent ofthe led") to express this relationship. According to a Marxist such as Althusser there aretwo ways in which a ruling class can consolidate its hegemony over other classes: ... date its hegemony over other classes:a. Through the use of force (the police and army, for example).Althusser called these "Repressive State Apparatuses" (RSA's)b. Through the use of ideology / social ...

(4 pages) 47 0 3.7 May/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Eating Disorders In Society

n society, we develop certain ideologies about the way things should be in a particular culture. In Louis Althusser's essay, "Ideology and Ideological state Apparatuses", he addresses how the id ...

(8 pages) 32 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What is meant by identity?

, however limited. Some constraints that lie in the external world are material and social factors. Louis Althusser (1971) resolved the problem of how an individual stands in relation to socially cons ...

(3 pages) 111 2 5.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays


works of a French anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss which encouraged the work of Michael Foucault, Louis Althusser and Jacques Lacan. These intellectualists were the most important representatives of ...

(2 pages) 23 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

How Do We Know?

nd conditions determine our values and beliefs and our knowledge of the world.Works CitedAlthusser, Louis. Essays on Ideology. Verso Books. Paris 1984Burke, Barry. “Karl Marx and Informal Educati ...

(6 pages) 44 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Disgrace Analysis

Racist Modes of Representation in J.M Coetzee's Novel DisgraceIdeology, a term first introduced by Louis Althusser, refers to a governing system of values and beliefs that favors a certain group of p ...

(6 pages) 5 0 0.0 Apr/2012

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues