20. Cultural Models, Power, and Hegemony

  1. David B. Kronenfeld2,
  2. Giovanni Bennardo3,
  3. Victor C. de Munck4 and
  4. Michael D. Fischer5
  1. Halvard Vike

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444394931.ch20

A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology

A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology

How to Cite

Vike, H. (2011) Cultural Models, Power, and Hegemony, in A Companion to Cognitive Anthropology (eds D. B. Kronenfeld, G. Bennardo, V. C. de Munck and M. D. Fischer), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444394931.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of California, Riverside, USA

  2. 3

    Northern Illinois University, USA

  3. 4

    SUNY New Paltz, USA

  4. 5

    University of Kent, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Oslo, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405187787

Online ISBN: 9781444394931



  • cultural models, power and hegemony;
  • theories of ideology and hegemony - understanding of power;
  • cognitive anthropology, set of approaches - mechanisms of the mind;
  • conforming to official norms - highly pragmatic affair;
  • cognitive anthropology and practice - anthropological theories, theories of practice;
  • anthropologists, in understanding social complexity;
  • cultural knowledge, many forms - functioning as models of the world;
  • epistemological and methodological reasons - believing that cultural knowledge, more complex phenomenon;
  • political economy, power and ideology - political economy school, Wolf and Roseberry, culture in new ways;
  • resistance and knowledge - political anthropology, integration a challenge


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: The Problem of Power and Ideology

  • Cognitive Anthropology and Practice

  • Political Economy, Power, and Ideology

  • Internalization

  • Resistance and Knowledge

  • Cultural Models and Power Reconsidered

  • References