The Socialization And Dilution Of Marxist Theory Essay

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The Socialization and Dilution of Marxist Theory in the Post-WWII Era In Antonio Gramsci’s “Hegemonic Theory” in The Prison Notebooks, the Neo-Marxist ideology of cultural and social monopolies is the underlying source of bourgeoisie corruption and economic dysfunction. Gramsci‘s view of capitalist fascist ideology had failed to understand the complexity of capitalism as a system that dominated academia, the mass media, and other forms of institutionalization that co-opted Marxist leftists movements in the economic booms of the 1970s and 1980s: An analysis, for instance, of how the conservative regimes of Margaret Thatcher in England and Ronald Reagan in the United States in the late 1970s and early 1980s won power would dissect how conservative groups gained dominance through control of the state, and the use of media, new technologies, and cultural institutions such as think tanks and fund-raising and political action groups (Kellner, 2005, p.6). In this theory, Gramsci defined the social and cultural aspects of education, mass media, and other cultural forms of “think-tank” operations led by elites in the capitalist classes, which negates the underlying power of capital that simply purchased these ideologies and moderated them for the benefit of the bourgeoisie. Gramsci’s Neo-Marxist ideology shows the variability of social and cultural forces, which denies the economic materialism of Marx’s underlying lying theory of ownership, production, and propaganda generated by
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