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[Xmca-l] Re: The Ideological Footprint of Artifacts

Thanks for the excuse to use my N-Gram Viewer once again Michael and
Check this out. It groups books within these years too:
1800 - 1949
- 1987
- 1991
- 1995
- 2000


*Robert L.*

On Fri, Jun 5, 2015 at 10:19 AM, Glassman, Michael <glassman.13@osu.edu>

> I don't know if this helps but in researching this term a few years ago
> with a student we found the term emerged right after the French
> revolution.  Instead of basing a social system on the activities of the
> populace and building up from these there was a movement to base the
> political system on a set of ideals.  This was disparaged I guess by a
> number of the more intense revolutionaries and they began to call this
> group of idealists ideologues - leading to the idea of basing your vision
> of government (or expanded to almost anything) in a set of abstract
> ideals.  I believe it was Marx who remarked that these French ideologues
> were walking on their heads - the goal of Marxists was to flip them back
> over so they are walking on their feet again (I believe this is what people
> often confuse as Marx flipping Hegel on his head - I have never been able
> to find a quote that backs that up.  If anybody does know of it please let
> me know).
> Interestingly side note is that Thomas Jefferson was in France at the time
> and brought back the idea of ideology to the United States wanting to
> develop a system based on ideology and not practice.  The French eventually
> flipped over a few times, but in the United States we have been mired in
> ideology since Jefferson's return.
> Michael
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xmca-l-bounces+mglassman=ehe.ohio-state.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu
> [mailto:xmca-l-bounces+mglassman=ehe.ohio-state.edu@mailman.ucsd.edu] On
> Behalf Of Lubomir Savov Popov
> Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 10:03 AM
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: The Ideological Footprint of Artifacts
> Hello everyone,
> 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.
> Best wishes,
> Lubomir

Robert Lake  Ed.D.
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Social Foundations of Education
Dept. of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading
Georgia Southern University
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