Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/110098
Title:
Problematizing Hegemony: Hyperprivileging, Pain, and Theater
Author:
Green, Meredith
Citation:
Arizona Anthropologist #14: pp. 7-24, ©2001 Association of Student Anthropologists, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721
Publisher:
University of Arizona, Department of Anthropology
Journal:
Arizona Anthropologist
Issue Date:
2001
Description:
1998 Dozier Award Winner
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/110098
Abstract:
A 1994 article by Virginia Dominguez proposes that institutional practices of hyperprivileging minorities do not challenge, but instead reproduce structures of racialization in American society. Minority scholars benefitting from these practices are therefore complicit in the very processes that make them "Other." The classic Gramscian dichotomy of force and consent, however, is inadequate for understanding the complexity of Dominguez's thesis regarding the social construction of minority types. This paper offers an approach to understanding the more complex processes of hegemony that forestall an oversimplified conceptualization of "force" and "consent" by examining the ways in which relations of domination are experienced and negotiated daily by those in positions of subordination. An outline of the psychological implications of "diversity" are explored within a problematized framework of hegemony that highlights the non-homogenized nature of racial opposition to dominant discourses and ideologies. The paper moves beyond the social construction of minority types to explore the performative aspects of minority participation in racializing cultural practices. Minority strategies of acting "as if" point to the potential explanatory power of performance theory within the realm of hegemonic social formations.
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Keywords:
hyperprivileging; racialization; Gramsci; hegemony; performance
ISSN:
1062-1601

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dc.contributor.authorGreen, Meredithen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-08-21T03:13:29Z-
dc.date.available2010-08-21T03:13:29Z-
dc.date.issued2001-
dc.identifier.citationArizona Anthropologist #14: pp. 7-24, ©2001 Association of Student Anthropologists, Department of Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721en_US
dc.identifier.issn1062-1601-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/110098-
dc.description1998 Dozier Award Winneren_US
dc.description.abstractA 1994 article by Virginia Dominguez proposes that institutional practices of hyperprivileging minorities do not challenge, but instead reproduce structures of racialization in American society. Minority scholars benefitting from these practices are therefore complicit in the very processes that make them "Other." The classic Gramscian dichotomy of force and consent, however, is inadequate for understanding the complexity of Dominguez's thesis regarding the social construction of minority types. This paper offers an approach to understanding the more complex processes of hegemony that forestall an oversimplified conceptualization of "force" and "consent" by examining the ways in which relations of domination are experienced and negotiated daily by those in positions of subordination. An outline of the psychological implications of "diversity" are explored within a problematized framework of hegemony that highlights the non-homogenized nature of racial opposition to dominant discourses and ideologies. The paper moves beyond the social construction of minority types to explore the performative aspects of minority participation in racializing cultural practices. Minority strategies of acting "as if" point to the potential explanatory power of performance theory within the realm of hegemonic social formations.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Arizona, Department of Anthropologyen_US
dc.subjecthyperprivilegingen_US
dc.subjectracializationen_US
dc.subjectGramscien_US
dc.subjecthegemonyen_US
dc.subjectperformanceen_US
dc.titleProblematizing Hegemony: Hyperprivileging, Pain, and Theateren_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalArizona Anthropologisten_US
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