Marxism

Posted: October 26, 2012 in Uncategorized

Ideology derived form then writings of the sociologist Karl Marx (1818-83), which sees society as dominated by capitalist structures which maintain the hegemony of the ruling class and lead to exploitation of workers. Marxism centres on the concept of economic determinism, which is the belief that economic relationships are the basis or class struggle and result in the suppression of one class by another. Modern Marxism concentrate on the ways in which social institutions such as the media sustain dominant ideology and false consciousness in the interest of ruling elite.

(AS/A-Level Media Studies Dictionary David Probert 2005)

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