Dominant and counter
Dominant and counter ideologies grow out of the same social organization. Because they grow out of the same organization, they have much in common. They are the two sides of a single coin: one describing how the entire structure looks to one who accepts it and expects it to survive; the other, how it looks to one who rejects it and anticipates its demise. Elements of both versions are persuasive when one reviews he empirical data which they use as evidence, and neither Is the whole truth. (Markham. P. 2). Markham states that Ideologies are fundamental to the society we live In because they serve as the foundation upon which theories rest upon, as well as allowing for the dissection and explanation of social events and processes. (p. 2) I chose this particular quote because it showcased the internationality of dominant and counter ideologies and the circular nature of their cycle; The two contexts coexist in society, tit counter ideologies ultimately taking the place of dominant ideologies once they provide a better alternative.
Counter ideologies allow the public to view events through a different lens and decide which can best serve their needs. I believe dominant ideologies are essential to society because they provide consistency and coherency to an otherwise confusing world. We are affected by ideologies on a dally basis. There are dominant Ideologies In our homes, In our Institutions, and In society Itself. However, as we learned In lecture, a dominant Ideology does not necessarily correspond with what Is right.
The greater the acceptance of an Ideology, the less judgment passes of its truth. This can be especially problematic when individuals of a higher class are able to legitimate their wrongful actions using the notion of a dominant ideology. Markham, P. Ideological Perspectives on Canada. Montreal, SQ: McGill- Queen’s university press, 2011. 12-36. Fool-Kemp Salsas Friday October 3rd, 2014 – week 3 he empirical data which they use as evidence, and neither is the whole truth. (Markham, p. 2). Markham states that ideologies are fundamental to the society we live in because they coherency to an otherwise confusing world. We are affected by ideologies on a daily basis. There are dominant ideologies in our homes, in our institutions, and in society itself. However, as we learned in lecture, a dominant ideology does not necessarily correspond with what is right. The greater the acceptance of an ideology, the less