Hegemony

"Hegemony, a concept developed by Antonio Gramsci (1971), refers to a particular form of dominance in which a ruling class legitimates its position and secures the acceptance - if not outright support - from those classes below them...hegemony is fortified when a slave believes his rightful place is that of a slave (a racist society), when a woman believes she should be subservient to a man (a sexist society), when a poor person believes that he does not merit wealth (a classist society), or when a gay man believes he is undeserving of the same rights as a straight man (a heterosexist society)."

-Eric Anderson, In the Game: Gay Athletes and the Cult of Masculinity
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Dec 8, 2012