Monday, July 19, 2010

Repression and the Ruling Class

From my Triond collection: I recently read Louis Althusser’s article on Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses. He discusses the production for conditions of reproduction by breaking down the Marxist theory into several fundamental aspects. Althusser discussed the differences between the proletarian (laboring) class and the privileged or capitalist class, while simultaneously breaking down the institutions that make up the Law, State, and Ideology viewpoint. He failed to realize that his writings were not reader friendly and therefore his opinions seemed lost in translation. He made interesting points that the repressed class remains intact with the ideological ideas of the times.

Can the ruling class totally dominate over the repressive (proletarian) class without a revolt, or is repression so subtle only education can change the ideology of the repressed? Find out by reading more here: Repression and the Ruling Class


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