Social Movements, Hegemony, and the State

Susan C. Stokes

in Cultures in Conflict

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 1995 | ISBN: 9780520086173
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520916234 | DOI:
Social Movements, Hegemony, and the State

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This chapter returns to the theoretical issues taken up at the outset of the study: the successes and limitations of clientelism and state-sponsored systems of lower-class interest representation, and the usefulness of the concept of hegemony or intellectual domination for understanding the suppression of a movement politics in some periods and its emergence in others. The military government was unsuccessful in remaking the social bases of state power, and was unable to remake the urban poor into a pillar of support. Instead, the urban poor bifurcated into relatively passive state clients on the one hand and unruly makers of social movements on the other.

Keywords: state support; clientelism; intellectual domination; hegemony; movement politics; military government

Chapter.  8128 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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