What is ideology?

  • (noun): Imaginary or visionary theorization.
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Ideology

An ideology is a set of ideas that constitute one's goals, expectations, and actions. An ideology is a comprehensive vision, a way of looking at things (compare worldview) as in several philosophical tendencies (see political ideologies), or a set of ideas proposed by the dominant class of a society to all members of this society (a "received consciousness" or product of socialization).

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Ideology and Semiotic Theory
... According to the semiotician Bob Hodge, ideology "identifies a unitary object that incorporates complex sets of meanings with the social agents and processes that produced them ... No other term captures this object as well as 'ideology' ... His 'discourse', popular because it covers some of ideology's terrain with less baggage, is too confined to verbal systems ...
Kaschenism - Ideology and Philosophy
... The basics of an ideology of a Kaschenism are told in a text called "Kaschenesis" Also, there is a digest of the Kashenist ideology formulated in three phrases, a kind ...
Norte Chico Civilization - Social Organization - Government - Ideology
... The act of architectural construction and maintenance may also have been a spiritual or religious experience a process of communal exaltation and ceremony ... Shady has called Caral "the sacred city" ("La ciudad sagrada") socio-economic and political focus was on the temples, which were periodically remodeled, with major burnt offerings associated with the remodeling ...
Akazu - Background
... They contributed to the development of Hutu Power ideology and fanned resentment against the Tutsi during the 1990s ... Some scholars believe their genocidal ideology and massacres were an effort to hold on to the political power they had gathered since Habyarimana came to power in a military coup against the elected ... the Akazu (or Hutu Power) extremist ideology and the Rwandan Genocide ...

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    Xenophobia looks like becoming the mass ideology of the 20th-century fin-de-si├Ęcle. What holds humanity together today is the denial of what the human race has in common.
    Eric J. Hobsbawm (b. 1917)

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