cultural determinism

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Compare social determinism.

1. The stance that common patterns of behaviour, attitudes, and values which persist for generations are the result of cultural factors rather than biological or other factors (nurture vs nature).

2. The determination of subjectivity by ideology: a pejorative reference to Althusser's stance, in Marxist theory, that ‘individuals are always-already subjects’ (see always-already given; compare economism).

Subjects: Media Studies.

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