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he·gem·o·ny

 (hĭ-jĕm′ə-nē, hĕj′ə-mō′nē)
n. pl. he·gem·o·nies
The predominance of one state or social group over others.

[Greek hēgemoniā, from hēgemōn, leader; see hegemon.]

heg′e·mon′ic (hĕj′ə-mŏn′ĭk) adj.
he·gem′o·nism n.
he·gem′o·nist adj. & n.

hegemony

(hɪˈɡɛmənɪ; hɪˈdʒɛmənɪ)
n, pl -nies
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) ascendancy or domination of one power or state within a league, confederation, etc, or of one social class over others
[C16: from Greek hēgemonia authority, from hēgemōn leader, from hēgeisthai to lead]
hegemonic, hegemonical, hegemonial adj

he•gem•o•ny

(hɪˈdʒɛm ə ni, ˈhɛdʒ əˌmoʊ ni)

n., pl. -nies.
leadership, predominant influence, or domination, esp. as exercised by one nation over others.
[1560–70; < Greek hēgemonía leadership, supremacy =hēgemṓn leader + -ia -y3]
heg•e•mon•ic (ˌhɛdʒ əˈmɒn ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hegemony - the dominance or leadership of one social group or nation over others; "the hegemony of a single member state is not incompatible with a genuine confederation"; "to say they have priority is not to say they have complete hegemony"; "the consolidation of the United States' hegemony over a new international economic system"
form of government, political system - the members of a social organization who are in power

hegemony

noun domination, leadership, dominance, sway, supremacy, mastery, upper hand, ascendancy, pre-eminence, predominance the economic world hegemony of the West
Translations

hegemony

[hɪˈgemənɪ] Nhegemonía f

hegemony

[hɪˈgɛməni] nhégémonie f

hegemony

nHegemonie f
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His books attack the hegemonical caste structure headed by the priestly caste "Brahmins" and other twice-born castes.
Perhaps nowhere else is the influence of educational systems in many societies as clear in the propagation and maintenance of hegemonical ideological constructs as in the case of ideas related to the value of standard languages, commonly known as the STANDARD LANGUAGE IDEOLOGY: 'a bias towards an abstracted, idealized, homogeneous spoken language which is imposed and maintained by dominant bloc institutions and which names as its model the written language, but which is drawn primarily from the spoken language of the upper middle class' (Lippi-Green 2012: 67).
Postmodernism contests the idea of situating one's own identity within the hegemonical patterns of various systems where everything is calculated and classified according to certain norms.
Persistent throughout the authors' acount is the constant fux and reshaping of the hegemonical relationships in the modern structuringof the Mayan coast--inhabitated originally by indigenous peoples, displaced by white colonisation and internal confict, resulting in rapid urbanisation (partly as a consequence of tourism promotion), underpinned by actors' diverging priorities based on thier views of society, development and governance.
Their social status as a suppressed minority or as a victim of hegemonical powers is thus seen through the lens of religious identity and is contested on this basis.