ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Bourgeois HegemonySubscribe to Bourgeois Hegemony

Left Intellectuals and Desperate Search for Respectability

The left intellectuals' search for bourgeois prestige, recognition, institutional affiliations and certification imply a de facto embrace of the values associated with them. The overt embrace of these values and practices plays an important role in perpetuating bourgeois hegemony, despite the left intellectuals' protestations and counter-hegemonic rhetoric. The fact is students, workers and in general the popular classes follow what the left intellectuals do and not what they say, and the institutional identification and the symbolic awards they pursue in their careers and everyday life speak eloquently for what they really value.
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