Sociologist, Local Councillor, Activist from Malta

Monday, June 06, 2016

Hegemonic Formations and Social Change

A hegemonic formation - whether on a macro or micro level - can be replaced by another, formed by a relatively stable fixing of plural discourses. Sectarianism and absolutism hinder this.

Further reading: 

·                     Howarth, D. (2000): Discourse. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.
·                     Howarth, D. (2004): ‘Hegemony, political subjectivity and radical democracy’, in Critchley S. and Marchart O. (Eds.): Laclau: A critical reader, pp.256-276Routledge: London.  
·                     Howarth, D. and Stavrakakis, Y. (2000): ‘Introducing discourse theory and political analysis’, in Howarth, D., Norval, A.J., and Stavrakakis, Y. (eds.):Discourse Theory and Political Analysis: Identities, Hegemonies and Social Change, pp.1-23. Manchester: Manchester University Press.
·                     Laclau, E. (2005) On Populist Reason. London: Verso.
·                     Laclau, E. (2014): The Rhetorical Foundations of Society. London: Verso
·                     Laclau E. and Mouffe C. (1985): Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards A Radical Democratic Politics. London: Verso.
·                     Mouffe, C. (2005): On the Political. London: Routledge.
·                     Mouffe, C. (2013): Antagonistics. London: Verso

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