Gramsci’s concept of hegemony. What Gramsci’s concept of hegemony offers .Debates surrounding popular culture and ‘dominant’ ideology.
MEDIA, & COMMUNICATIONS AND CULTURAL STUDIES
Examined Essay 1
Length: 1900 words
EXAMINED ESSAY QUESTIONS
Explain Gramsci’s concept of hegemony. Using contemporary examples, discuss what it offers debates surrounding popular culture and ‘dominant’ ideology.
Gramsci, A (1971) Selections from the Prison Notebook (eds. Hoare, Q & Nowell Smith, G.) Lawrence & Wishart.
Ransome, P (1992) Antonio Gramsci: A new introduction. Harvester Wheatsheaf
Strinati, D (1995) An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture. Routledge
Storey, J (2003) Cultural Theory and Popular Culture: An Introduction. Pearson Education
Additional reading and research
‘Gramsci, Marxism and popular culture’ in Dominic Strinati (1995) An Introduction to Theories of Popular Culture, p.148 – 163 (in the additional reading folder)
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