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Book: Religion and Marxism

Chapter: Hegemony, Ideology, and Religion: Althusser, Gramsci, and the Embrace of Uncertainty

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44046


This chapter introduces Althusser’s concept of ideology and Gramsci’s concept of hegemony and reflects on how Althusser and Gramsci modify key aspects of Marx’s thought. It also introduces some more recent developments in Marxist thought such as Stuart Hall’s “marxism without guarantees”.

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