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Ideology in Practice

What Does Ideology Do?

Sally Haslanger

88 pages
Marquette University Press
An account of ideology in terms of social meanings. Such meanings – constituting a cultural technē – are public, conflicting, and fragmented; yet because they guide our practices, they frame our agency and identities. A cultural technē is ideological when it perpetuates unjust subordination; ideology critique offers liberating alternatives.
Author Bio
Sally Haslanger is Ford Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies at MIT. She has published in metaphysics, epistemology, feminist theory, and critical race theory. Her work links issues of social justice with contemporary work in epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind.