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[Xmca-l] Re: The Ideological Footprint of Artifacts
A core definition of ideology in the political sense should highlight that it is a system for defending the social position/status that individuals and groups acquire in the economic process. All the rest is derivative. In that light, politics is also an instrument for defending or obtaining a desired position in the socio-economic process.
In the professions, the word/term ideology is often used to denote a system of general believes and principles that drive professional decision making.
Political ideologies affect design decision making and in that way affect the organization of artifact functions and morphology. And of course, professional ideologies drive this process overtly.