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Marx (most important force)

The most important force in society is class conflict between the worker and the ruling class

2

Marx and Engels

The ideas that a society lives by are the ideas of that society's ruling class

3

Marx (revolution)

If workers were allowed to notice the unfairness of society they'd revolt

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Marx (ruling-class ideology)

Only the ruling class has an ideology because only they have the need to create illusions

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Gramsci (hegemony)

Gramsci calls the domination of ruling-class ideology in society 'hegemony'

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Gramsci (ruling-class ideology)

The ruling class' ideology becomes entrenched in all areas of social life

7

Althusser

Says elements of society like the education system, mass media and religion were Ideological State Apparatuses (ISAs)

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Mannheim

Ideology can be defined in two ways:
A set of beliefs used to justify and perpetuate existing social order
A uptopian set of beliefs about how the world could be organised in the future