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Hegemony (the domination of one state or group over its allies) is considered to be an advanced word, according to the Kaplan GRE Exam Vocabulary in a Box, which includes 500 college- and graduate-level words that frequently appear on the Graduate Record Exam.
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Definition of the noun hegemony
What does hegemony mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: hegemonies
- the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others
- examples: the hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation | to say they have priority is not to say they have complete hegemony | the consolidation of the United States' hegemony over a new international economic system
- lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
- more generic terms: form of government / political system = the members of a social organization who are in power
Alternative definition of the noun hegemony
- [formal] Domination, influence, or authority over another, especially by one political group over a society or by one nation over others.
- Dominance of one social group over another, such that the ruling group or hegemon acquires some degree of consent from the subordinate, as opposed to dominance purely by force.
Definition of the noun hegemony for high school students
- domination over others
- example: Britain's hegemony over its colonies was threatened once nationalist sentiment began to spread around the world.
The noun hegemony is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.
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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Hegemony
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Infinitely Demanding (2014)
Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance by Simon Critchley
Initially, hegemony means leadership of a class alliance, exemplified in the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917, where the proletariat became hegemonic. Yet, this is not an economic or economistic alliance, but the construction of a system ...
Left Perspectives by Donald Lazere
Hegemony is the suffusing of the society by ideology that sustains the powerful groups' claims...
Hegemony is a process of organization in which cultural elites occupy top positions and supervise the work of subordinates in such a way as to ...
A Global Approach by James Lull
Hegemony is the power or dominance that one social group holds over others. This power differential can be found in political-economic-cultural relations between nation-states, and between social classes within any nation or territory.
News Culture (2010)
by Allan, Stuart
First, hegemony is a lived process. Hegemonic ideas do not circulate freely in the air above people's heads; rather, according to Gramsci, they have a material existence in the cultural practices, activities and rituals of individuals striving to ...
Intensive Culture (2010)
Social Theory, Religion & Contemporary Capitalism by Scott Lash
Hegemony. Hegemony is a concept that has been around for a long time.
Great Powers and Geopolitics (2015)
International Affairs in a Rebalancing World by Aharon Klieman
The term primacy means being first, while hegemony means leading. Primacy is a measurable material...
Making Development Geography (2016)
Biology, Biology by CTI Reviews
Hegemony is the preponderance of power, and the construction of ...
Branding the Teleself (2007)
Media Effects Discourse and the Changing Self by Ernest A. Hakanen
Hegemony is the ever changing process by which the ruling class reminds the subordinate class of itself and its subordination to the ruling class. More precisely , hegemony is the process within the “site of struggle” in which the individual is ...
by Lorenzo von Matterhorn
Hegemony is the idea of dominance over other groups which are subordinated and oppressed. In this case, hegemonic masculinity creates a situation where all other versions of masculinity are forced to compete socially with the dominant.
The converging spectrum by Linda Jean Kenix
Hegemony is a central component to the conceived historical divides between the alternative and mainstream press as...
Hegemony is the result of an unending negotiation between the dominant and subordinate classes, which renders it ...
Unorthodox Marxism (1978)
An Essay on Capitalism, Socialism, and Revolution by Michael Albert, Robin Hahnel
The process creating this conformity, as well as the conformity itself, in the factory, community, state, school, culture and ballpark is called hegemony. The core characteristics of society's roles and "meshing" consciousnesses constitute what we ...
A Critical Psychology (2012)
Interpretation of the Personal World by Edmund A. Sullivan
For Gramsci, hegemony refers to a form of ideological control in which dominant social practices, beliefs, and values...
The Dialectics of Marginalized and Global Forces in Jamaica by Randolph B. Persaud
Counter-Hegemony in Theory and Practice At its broadest level, counter- hegemony refers to a total way of life lived outside the ontological and philosophical system of meaning exercised in hegemonic interpellation. This is a kind of ideal- ...
Encyclopedia of Identity (2010)
by Ronald L. Jackson II
Hegemony in the common vernacular simply means leadership or domination of a group or society by another individual or group. For example, in the medieval West African empires, the Malinke were the hegemon of the Sahel and, later, the ...
by Barney Warf
Hegemony stands in contrast to direct forms of domination such as force, persuasion, coercion, and intimidation. Instead, hegemony is achieved through cultural institutions whereby the interests of the dominant class are expressed as the ...
by M. Keith Booker
Stephen Ross HEGEMONY. Hegemony ...
by R. J. Barry Jones
The term `hegemony' refers to the occupation of a dominant position within any system. Hegemony within the international political economy, as will be seen from other entries in this encyclopedia, has been employed within at least two distinct ...
by Marcel Danesi
HEGEMONY THEORY [See also: Culture Industry Theory,- Gramsci, Anto— nio; Marxism] Media hegemony occurs when a particular political economic structure of media institutions and associated production, distribution, and ideological ...
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Quotes about Hegemony
Resistance is feasible even for those who are not heroes by nature, and it is an obligation, I believe, for those who fear the consequences and detest the reality of the attempt to impose American hegemony. (Noam Chomsky)
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Scrabble value of H4E1G2E1M3O1N1Y4
The value of this 8-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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