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Brendon M. Smith, Colby College

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Honors Thesis (Colby Access Only)


Colby College. Anthropology Dept.


David L. Nugent


I wish to examine the usefulness of hegemony in better understanding situations of domination and resistance. In "Hegemony and the Language of Contention," Roseberry critiques understandings of hegemony as a form of domination and control that implies "ideological consensus" among the dominated. Three other authors from whom I draw, Scott, Corrigan, and Sayer, have all extensively criticized this understanding as well, and Roseberry addresses their critiques by arguing that it was never Gramsci's intent to portray hegemony as the achievement of "ideological consensus." A different approach to hegemony, one that Roseberry argues Gramsci meant to imply, can be of a substantial help in understanding contexts of domination and resistance.


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state formation, popular culture, case studies, Mexican villagers, BFC bureaucracy, Yellowstone Bison conflict

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