The critical analysis questions are designed to stimulate thought, clarify concepts, explore course materials in detail, and to examine the course concepts from a new or different perspective.
Responses should be 500-800 words in total.
- On page 1-2, Eagleton lists “random” definitions of ideology that are currently in circulation. Which listed definition most closely matches your previous understanding of “ideology”?
- In what specific ways did Eagleton’s analysis of ideologies (especially his six definitions of ideology (pgs. 28-31)) and ideological strategies complicate your understanding of what “ideology” means and entails?
- What is the “end of ideology thesis” and why does Eagleton argue that it is implausible?