Mechanisms of Force

From The SpiritWiki

According to Ruyle,[1] the Mechanisms of Force are the violent means used by the Ruling Class to physically coerce an exploited population, when necessary.

The System

The System consists of Exploitative Techniques, Ideological Institution, Mechanisms of Force, Symbol Factory

Syncretic Terms

The System is also known as Mode of Exploitation, Old World, Regime of Accumulation, The Matrix, The Wheel

Related Terms

Exploitative Techniques > Exploitation, Exploitative Techniques, Mechanisms of Force, Mode of Exploitation, Regime of Accumulation


  1. Ruyle, Eugene E. “Mode of Production and Mode of Exploitation: The Mechanical and the Dialectical.” Dialectical Anthropology 1, no. 1 (1975): 7–23.