||One must . . . distinguish between
"historically organi ideologies": "those, . . . Which are necessary
to a given structure, and
ideologies that are arbitrary, rationalistic, or "willed."
|Historically organic ideology
|. . . They "organize" human masses, and create the terrain on which
men move, acquire consciousness of their position, struggle, etc.
||they only create individual "movements", polemics and so on.
-- A synthesis of force and consent (Ransome 26)
-- Used as a concept of ideology, the term hegemony emerges as a way
of describing the world-view which any social group must have if it is
to gain power and hold on to it. The development of coherent and
legitimate world-view, in other words, becomes a prerequisite for successful
revolution. (R 128)
the agents of hegemony are conscious and reflective human agents.
A form of praxis. A process of conscious intellectual reflection and synthesis,
1. to a greater understanding of material reality,
2. to the development of a new form of political strategy and action.