ideological state apparatus

ideological state apparatus

the institutions of the STATE which assist in reproducing the conditions of production of CAPITALISM. This is a term coined by the French Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser to describe the way institutions like schools, churches and the media function to support the state ideology. ALTHUSSER (1971) recognized that this reproduction was ensured not only by ideological state apparatuses, but also by the repressive state apparatus (army and police) which functioned principally by the use or threat of violence. How ever, no RULING CLASS could maintain state power over a long period if it lost HEGEMONY over the ideological apparatuses. Althusser has been criticized for giving too little importance to ideologies of resistance against the capitalist state in his formulation (see Elliott, 1987; Urry, 1981).
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It's not only art that is used or demanded to be an ideological state apparatus through which the authorities can cultivate their ideologies but also the act of history writing is also manipulated for the same.
On individuals and ideology I would like to open a parenthesis and specifically refer to Louis Althusser's 1970 essay on "Ideology and Ideological State Apparatus.
Nor does he consider the role of the mass media, which for Stuart Hall at the time was an exemplary instance of the Ideological State Apparatus as theorised by Althusser.
In this paper I demonstrate that television as an ideological state apparatus (Althusser, 1971) shapes opinions through employing ideology which tacitly interpellates individuals in a particular way according to culture, space, age, and academic exposure.
Quan Manh Ha's article offers an analysis of what Louis Althusser would have described as the product of the Publishing and Distribution Ideological State Apparatus and what E.
Althusser says of Christianity, in "Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses," that, during the medieval era, "there was one dominant Ideological State Apparatus, the Church, which concentrated within it not only religious functions, but also educational ones, and a large portion of the functions of communications and 'culture'" (151, emphasis in original).
The problem remains: once a library is placed within the boundaries of a Repressive State Apparatus, it can no longer function as anything other than an Ideological State Apparatus.
aspirations of early Israeli cinema, as an ideological state apparatus,
This proverbially long nineteenth century would include not only the new laws on divorce and paternity suits, and the educational reforms sponsored by Ferry (which--in Althusserian terms--provided a fresh conduit between the Ideological State Apparatus of the School and the ISAs of Government and Family), but also the birth of two metadiscourses on the family without which twentieth and twenty-first century reflections on the subject would seem unimaginable, not least in France--first, Durkheim's role in the development of modern sociology, and second Freud's visit to Paris and the birth of psychoanalysis.
The three panels culminate in the last image with a mirror-like thought-bubble that frames Marji's identity as the subject of an Islamic ideological state apparatus.
Such anecdotes allow us to feel instrumental in chipping away at the facade of the Althusserian ideological state apparatus of higher education, and honors students simply do not fill this role.
Sculpture Projects in Munster" gives ample evidence of the fate of contemporary sculpture once the ideological state apparatus has shut the door on sociopolitical reflection, much less practice.