Essays Tagged: "superstructure"

Construction of difference within the homosexual population.

ts, American culture seems to pride itself on the various forms of difference that exist within the superstructure. Yet historical events and cultural studies have depicted that this notion of differe ... he subordinate group (homosexuals) for a feeling of superiority. These techniques have impacted the superstructure of American culture by duplicitously weaving these fallacious aspects into the social ...

(5 pages) 113 1 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Marxist Media Theory.

Marxist Media TheoryDaniel Chandler"XIntroduction"XBase and superstructure"XMedia as means of production"XIdeology"XMedia as amplifiers"XThe constitution of the ... efinitions offered by the media in favour of consistently oppositional definitions. (ibid.)Base and superstructureEconomism (also called 'vulgar Marxism') is a key feature of 'classical Marxism' (orth ... Marxism). In economism, the economic base of society is seen as determining everything else in the superstructure, including social, political and intellectual consciousness. Theories positing econom ...

(17 pages) 426 0 4.6 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

"The main function of religion in society is the control of weaker social groups by the more powerful."

and most important part is the economic base or infrastructure. The second major part known as the superstructure consists of the rest of society, in the form of the political, legal and educational ... and educational systems, beliefs and ideas. Marx claimed that the infrastructure largely shapes the superstructure in other words the economic system largely shapes the rest of society.Marx also sees ...

(8 pages) 249 1 4.3 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

"Marx-Engels Reader" about modern capitalism

1. Society's mode of production is based upon the relationship between the superstructure and infrastructure of society. The infrastructure, or base, is a combination of the f ...

(5 pages) 56 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Write a sociological essay with regards to Crime and Deviance with a Functionalist perspective then critique it with a Marxist view.

s. The infrastructure is industry and the most important part of society, therefore controlling the superstructure, everything that isn't industry. The ruling class own and control industry and theref ... rything that isn't industry. The ruling class own and control industry and therefore manipulate the superstructure for their benefit. They do this through false class-consciousness of the proletariat. ...

(5 pages) 157 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Brief Notes on Karl Marx [PASS]

duction, particularly the division of labor that dominates in each stage."Ideology functions as the superstructure of a civilization: the conventions and culture that make up the dominant ideas of a s ...

(2 pages) 38 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Marxist Literary Theory and Criticism

-economic books and articles or their letters.Literature, in all its forms, to Marx, is part of the superstructure that is formed by the Base. Literature, along with the other conventions and institut ... on of the ideology. The ideology according to the traditional Marxists is the belief imposed by the superstructure conventions and institutions to promote the status quo of the Base. However Althusser ...

(8 pages) 135 0 4.5 Mar/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

No society has a culture that is shared by all its members. Discuss.

r within a defined geographic space.In Marxian sociology culture is conceptualized as a part of the superstructure, and is therefore seen as an outgrowth or up growth of the economic infrastructure. S ...

(6 pages) 41 0 3.8 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Building Of The Pyramids

m blowing away. The typical Mastaba was rectangular and flat-roofed, with inward sloping walls. The superstructure was solid except for the offering chamber-a decorated chapel, and the serdab-a smalle ...

(6 pages) 23 0 3.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History > Ancient Egypt

The explanations of Gluten Intolerance.

its breads and cakes to rise during baking as the gases within expand and are trapped in the gluten superstructure. Various flours have different ratios of gluten to starch called hardness and are app ...

(3 pages) 38 0 5.0 Aug/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Socioligist Max Weber

ral history, Weber’s detailed training as a legal and economic base and corresponding cultural superstructure that were so often used to account for cultural development and were a strong part of ...

(8 pages) 81 0 3.0 Apr/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays

To what extent was Peter the Great's personality more of a disadvantage than an advantage in his attempts to reform Russia?

also maintained part of the old Muscovite system. Lack of innovation becomes evident as the Petrine superstructure was frequently discarded by Peter’s successors to be replaced with their own ins ...

(13 pages) 16 0 0.0 May/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers

Chicago Proposal

e of the first things that comes to mind is the Sears Tower. Since the time that it was built, this superstructure has served the city as one of its greatest symbols. Through rain or shine, the Sears ... elcomes individuals who aren’t there for work related purposes but rather for recreation. This superstructure offers a comprehensive collection of amenities ranging from fitness centers to Chicag ...

(4 pages) 16 0 3.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

The Power Struggle of Human Philosophy

l needs, which is applicable in every aspect of human life. The economic base and the psychological superstructure are ways and means that ensure that the dominant power remains in power at the cost o ... sure that the dominant power remains in power at the cost of the marginal masses. Of these two, the superstructure works more subtly and effectively. Customs, traditions, guardians of law, lunatic asy ...

(5 pages) 0 0 0.0 Nov/2012

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Quebec Bridge Collapse

ec's need to be competitive in trade. The Phoenix Bridge Company started the design of a cantilever superstructure in 1897, when the consulting engineer Theodore Cooper arrived at the site of the brid ...

(2 pages) 0 0 0.0 Dec/2012

Subjects: Science Essays > Engineering > Civil Engineering