General Lit Theory

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Allegory

A type of writing in which the settings, characters, and events stand for other specific people, events, or ideas. As a literary device, an allegory is a metaphor in which a character, place or event [...]

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Dominance

According to Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci, power (state) works either through dominance or hegemony. Dominance involves the coercive use of brute force such as the police, army, or the law [...]

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Hegemony

Hegemony, the dominance of one group over another, often supported by legitimating norms and ideas. The term hegemony is today often used as shorthand to describe the relatively dominant position of a particular set [...]

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