Ideological Institutions

According to Ruyle,[1] Ideological Institutions are institutions tasked with controlling "the minds of the exploited population."

Related Terms

Exploitation, Exploitative Techniques, Ideological Institutions, Mechanisms of Force, Mode of Exploitation, Regime of Accumulation, The System

Notes

Actually, Ruyle does not use the term ideological institution. He simply refers to "the church as an "organization which controls access to the sacred and supernatural and is thereby able to control the minds of the exploited population." ,[2] However, as outlined in the article "From Zoroaster to Star Wars," many other institutions are implicated in controlling the minds of the exploitive masses. [3], many other institutions are involved in controlling the minds of the exploited masses.

Footnotes

  1. Ruyle, Eugene E. “Mode of Production and Mode of Exploitation: The Mechanical and the Dialectical.” Dialectical Anthropology 1, no. 1 (1975): 7–23. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf00244565. p. 12.
  2. Ruyle, Eugene E. “Mode of Production and Mode of Exploitation: The Mechanical and the Dialectical.” Dialectical Anthropology 1, no. 1 (1975): 7–23. https://doi.org/10.1007/bf00244565. p. 12.
  3. Sosteric, Mike. “From Zoroaster to Star Wars, Jesus to Marx: The Art, Science, and Technology of Human Manipulation,” Unpublished. https://www.academia.edu/34504691