Wednesday, May 03, 2006

From the "H" section of my GRE vocabulary book: Hegemony.

Hegemony (noun) - the domination of one state or group over its allies; the predominant influence, as of a state, region, or group, over another or others.

According to Feminist Criticism, the minimization and marginalization of women's roles (as well as the roles of various groups) in society is largely seen as a result of the heterosexual white male hegemony.

Interestingly, hegemony is one of the most misused words in debate, especially in high school.


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