The Neo-Marxist Perspective on The Media
Neo Marxists argue that cultural hegemony explains why we have a limited media agenda. Journalists have more freedom than traditional Marxists suggest, and the media agenda is not directly controlled by owners. However, journalists share the world view of the owners and use gatekeeping and agenda setting to keep items which are harmful to elites…
Religion and Social Change
Functionalists and Marxists argue religion prevents change, Max Weber and others disagree!
The Neo-Marxist Perspective on Religion
In contrast to Marx’s view that religion was a conservative force, neo-marxists recognize the role that religion can play in bringing about radical social change. One of the earliest Marxists to recognize this was Engels, who saw similarities between some of the early Christian sects that resisted Roman rule and late 19th century communist and…