Hegemony How-To

A Roadmap for Radicals

Author: Jonathan Smucker

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 1849352550

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

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A guide to political struggle for a generation that is deeply ambivalent about power. While many activists gravitate toward mere self-expression and identity-affirming rituals at the expense of serious political intervention, Smucker provides an apologia for leadership, organization, and collective power, a moral argument for its cultivation, and a discussion of dilemmas that movements must navigate in order to succeed.

Re:Imagining Change

How to Use Story-Based Strategy to Win Campaigns, Build Movements, and Change the World

Author: Doyle Canning,Patrick Reinsborough,Jonathan Matthew Smucker

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 162963395X

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Providing resources, theory, hands-on tools, and illuminating case studies for the next generation of innovative change-makers, this unique book explores how culture, media, memes, and narrative intertwine with social change strategies. Re:Imagining Change is an inspirational inside look at the trailblazing methodology developed by the Center for Story-based Strategy. This new, expanded second edition includes even more examples from the front lines of social movements and links the reader with an online tool kit to help change the stories they care about most.

Has the Gay Movement Failed?

Author: Martin Duberman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520970845

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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"Martin Duberman is a national treasure." —Masha Gessen, The New Yorker The past fifty years have seen significant shifts in attitudes toward LGBTQ people and wider acceptance of them in the United States and the West. Yet the extent of this progress, argues Martin Duberman, has been more broad and conservative than deep and transformative. One of the most renowned historians of the American left and the LGBTQ movement, as well as a pioneering social-justice activist, Duberman reviews the half century since Stonewall with an immediacy and rigor that informs and energizes. He revisits the early gay movement and its progressive vision for society and puts the left on notice as failing time and again to embrace the queer potential for social transformation. Acknowledging the elimination of some of the most discriminatory policies that plagued earlier generations, he takes note of the cost—the sidelining of radical goals on the way to achieving more normative inclusion. Illuminating the fault lines both within and beyond the movements of the past and today, this critical book is also hopeful: Duberman urges us to learn from this history to fight for a truly inclusive and expansive society.

Political Hegemony and Social Complexity

Mechanisms of Power After Gramsci

Author: Alex Williams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030197956

Category: Political Science

Page: 252

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How can we understand power in a world of ever-growing complexity? This book proposes that we can do so by rethinking the theory and practice of political hegemony through the resources of complexity theory. Taking Gramsci’s understanding of hegemony as its starting point, the book argues that the intricacies of contemporary power can be mapped by applying concepts drawn from complexity theory, such as emergence, self-organisation, metastability, and generative entrenchment. It develops an original account of social complexity, drawing upon critical realist sociology, analytic philosophy of science, Marxist and continental philosophies, and neoliberal and anarchist thought. It then draws out the elements of Gramscian hegemony that already align with complexity concepts, such as the balance of forces, common sense, and the historic bloc. On this basis, the book sets out the different dimensions of complex hegemonic power before using this theory to interpret the nature of the power of neoliberalism since 2008.

The Transformation of Political Communication in China

From Propaganda to Hegemony

Author: Xiaoling Zhang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814460729

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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This book examines different dynamics such as marketisation, globalisation and new media technologies that have driven the transformation of China's media industry — one of the primary battlegrounds where ideological, social and economic struggles are fought — against the backdrop of the growing tensions between economic growth, globalisation, and political control in China. Sample Chapter(s) Introduction (205 KB) Chapter 11: The Chinese Media in Historical Context (191 KB) Contents:IntroductionThe Chinese Media in Historical ContextUnleashed Forces at WorkManaging the Forces to Stay in Power with LegitimacyNegotiation between the Party-State and Media Organisations“Occupying the Commanding Heights”Conclusion: Chinese Media Reform between Control, Resistance and Negotiation Readership: Students of China/cultural/media studies, political science and history. Keywords:Chinese Communication;Media;Transformation;Political Reform;Negotiation;Hegemony;Legitimacy;Control;Anti-Hegemony;Marketisation;Globalisation;New Media Technologies;Gramsci;GovernanceKey Features:Proposes a new relationship characterised by negotiation between the state and the media as one of the major dynamics in China's media transformationPresents carefully chosen examples of control, resistance and negotiation between the Party-state and the media, ranging from the coverage of the outbreak of SARS in 2003, the earthquake in 2008, the Spring Festival TV Gala, to the latest use of new media technologiesProvides significant insight not only into the transformation of communications and media in China, but also into the nature of the ongoing political reform and the implications for the global flow of information, given that China is poised to become a global playerReviews: “The Transformation of Political Communication in China is a must-read for students of both Chinese politics and the Chinese media. Xiaoling Zhang offers a theoretically engaged and empirically rich account of the fraught and dynamic processes of control, negotiation and power struggle. Integrating critical analysis with detailed case studies, the book approaches the communication system in China from historical, institutional and policy-making perspectives, painting a vivid and convincing picture of the symbiotic and complex relationship between politics, media and governmentality. Zhang's work will lead us towards a more sophisticated and nuanced understanding of how power and political control work in China.” Wanning Sun Professor of Chinese Media Studies University of Technology Sydney “In this well-researched book, Dr Xiaoling Zhang examines great driving forces behind the transformation of China's media industry such as marketization, globalisation and new media technologies, and how this transformation has generated the growing tensions between economic growth, globalisation and political control. The book provides the reader with a vivid picture of how the battle between the Chinese Communist Party and social forces is being fought. Dr Zhang has made a great scholarly contribution not only to the field of media studies, but also to other fields such as sociology and political science. I am sure that the book will certainly deepen our understanding of contemporary China.” Zheng Yongnian Director, East Asian Institute National University of Singapore

Regime Hegemony in Museveni’s Uganda

Pax Musevenica

Author: J. Rubongoya

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023060336X

Category: Political Science

Page: 283

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This is a study of the struggle for the restoration of legitimate power in Uganda following the 1986 National Resistance Army/Movement (NRA/M) liberation battle led by President Yoweri Museveni. It addresses the empirical consequences of legitimacy on power relations and how this affects democratization and economic progress.

A Roadmap to the Heavens

An Anthropological Study of Hegemony Among Priests, Sages, and Laymen

Author: Sigalit Ben-Zion

Publisher: Academic Studies PRess

ISBN: 9781934843147

Category: Social Science

Page: 349

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The challenge of this book has been to rethink prevailing ideas about the social map of Jewish society during the rabbinic period in Israel. The book explores the rich and complex relationships among the sages, priests, and laymen who competed in social, cultural, and political arenas for hegemony. In the process of constituting a counter-hegemony of the sages, there was a complex push-pull process: attraction-rejection, imitation-denial, and cooperation-confrontation. They undermined the old order by using the old hegemonic priestly discourse.

Human Rights Law and the Marginalized Other

Author: William Paul Simmons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113950326X

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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This is a groundbreaking application of contemporary philosophy to human rights law that proposes significant innovations for the progressive development of human rights. Drawing on the works of prominent 'philosophers of the Other' including Emmanuel Levinas, Gayatri Chakravorti Spivak, Judith Butler and, most centrally, the Argentine philosopher of liberation Enrique Dussel, this book develops an ethics based on concrete face-to-face relationships with the Marginalized Other. It proposes that this should inspire a human rights law that is grounded in transcendental justice and framed from the perspective of marginalized groups. This would continuously deconstruct the original violence found in all human rights treaties and tribunals and promote preferential treatment for the marginalized. It would be especially attentive to such issues as access to justice, voice, representation, agency and responsibility. This differs markedly from more conventional theories that prioritize the autonomy of the ego, state sovereignty, democracy and/or equality.

Gender and Crime: Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199803422

Category: Social Science

Page: 22

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This ebook is a selective guide designed to help scholars and students of criminology find reliable sources of information by directing them to the best available scholarly materials in whatever form or format they appear from books, chapters, and journal articles to online archives, electronic data sets, and blogs. Written by a leading international authority on the subject, the ebook provides bibliographic information supported by direct recommendations about which sources to consult and editorial commentary to make it clear how the cited sources are interrelated related. A reader will discover, for instance, the most reliable introductions and overviews to the topic, and the most important publications on various areas of scholarly interest within this topic. In criminology, as in other disciplines, researchers at all levels are drowning in potentially useful scholarly information, and this guide has been created as a tool for cutting through that material to find the exact source you need. This ebook is a static version of an article from Oxford Bibliographies Online: Criminology, a dynamic, continuously updated, online resource designed to provide authoritative guidance through scholarship and other materials relevant to the study and practice of criminology. Oxford Bibliographies Online covers most subject disciplines within the social science and humanities, for more information visit www.aboutobo.com.