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“Le degré d’élucidation d’un concept ne peut jamais atteindre à l’absolu”. Plasticité et fécondité du concept d’idéologie chez Karl Mannheim

Sébastien Roman

ENS de Lyon. Laboratoire Triangle UMR 5206




Abstract:Ideology and Utopia is difficult to read, due to Mannheim’s writing. Not only Mannheim expresses sometimes in an abstruse manner, but also assumes in this book the experimental nature of his thought. Indeed, the sociology of knowledge is still in its infancy. Ideology and Utopia is voluntarily a heterogeneous book, divided into chapters which are like sketches. They are essays, only essays, which are not logically linked. The concept of “Ideology” is the proof of its voluntary heterogeneity. Mannheim provides several successive definitions of Continua a leggere

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Bourdieu: la science des idéologies

Jacques-Louis Lantoine






Abstract: Despite the diffidence Pierre Bourdieu increasingly showed towards the Marxist concept of ideology, his attempt to produce a scientific explanation of ideological discourses by means of the sociological concept of field as well as his anthropology of dispositions appears as a reworking of the notion as it is found in Marx, Engels, and even Althusser’s works. Ideologies cannot be understood as mechanical effects directly caused by an infrastructure, nor as a false consciousness. Other concepts that Bourdieu proposed as substitutes, such as “symbolic violence”, “symbolic power“or “sociodicy”, may Continua a leggere

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Can critical theory work without the concept of ‘ideology’? A Bourdieusian alternative perspective

Corrado Piroddi


Tampere University




Abstract: Analyzing Pierre Bourdieu’s concepts of field and habitus, as well as his theory of social reproduction, the paper aims at showing how Pierre Bourdieu’s perspective constitutes a valid theoretical candidate for developing a conception of domination that aims at going beyond the ideas of ideology and false consciousness. In this respect, the paper highlights how a focus on objective and subjective structural factors can contribute to explaining the stabilization and reproduction of unfair social orders without postulating a weakening of social actors’ critical skills.

Keywords:Pierre Bourdieu, habitus, Continua a leggere

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Ferruccio Rossi-Landi. Per una semiotica dell’ideologia

Giorgio Borrelli

Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”




Abstract: Ideology is undoubtedly one of the main themes of Ferruccio Rossi-Landi’s (1921-1985) research. Starting from different interpretative approaches, Rossi-Landi developed a semiotic analysis of this Marxian concept. In this paper I will illustrate the fundamental characteristics of Rossi-Ladi’s theory. First of all, I will consider one of his most pioneering hypothesis: Rossi-Landi proposes an innovative interpretation of the relationships between structure and superstructure, considering sign-systems as the mediating element in the relations between the two levels. Then, I will explain why Rossi-Landi consider Continua a leggere

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