Gramsci is an extension and (partial) repudiation of the original concept of ideology developed by Marx and Engels. Part of Gramsci's intellectual legacy is to see ideology not as a monolithic false consciousness but as a battleground, a site of cultural resistance and contestation. The idea of "common sense" (or "popular belief") is a particularly relevant way, according to the Gramscian model, for ideologies to appear naturalized and absorbed into the small gestures that make up everyday life. To whit:

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