Ideological Institutions are "special instruments of... thought control that are staffed and/or controlled by those who" benefit from and therefore seek to, consciously and with considerable vigour, maintain systems that provide them with “special privileges and wealth."
The modern education system, the Walt Disney Corp., Marvel Studies, and the Catholic church are all ideological institutions.
- 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. 11
- Sosteric, Mike. “A Short Sociology of Archetypes,” Unpublished. https://www.academia.edu/43008763/A_Short_Sociology_of_Archetypes.