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What criticisms could I make of Althusser's theory of ideological state apparatuses? I have to evaluate his main contributions and I think ISAs is one of the major ones... I'm not massively familiar with the concept, but the main ones that come to mind of me are:
A) @ the notion that the school is an ISA that brainwashes children into accepting ruling class ideology... Isn't the fact that Marxism is taught in educational institutions evidence against this?
B) Ideological state apparatuses and repressive state apparatuses, in my view, do not operate separately, however what I've read implies that Althusser's theory says they do? Was what I read wrong/have I misinterpreted? For example the military is both a military and ideological state apparatus...
Opinions much appreciated!