Friday, March 11, 2005

Is MLB an Ideology?

Hey folk(s) - it's been a long time since I've thrown a post on here. I've been busy with work, family, and the two "3-credit" distance classes I'm taking from WSU.

Anyway, many assignments in my Rhetoric class (ENGL 341) are based on a famous essay, "On Ideology", by the philosopher Louis Althusser. For this particular project we were supposed to take a position on his idea of ideology and write an "extended example to illustrate and support" our position on the subject.

As a fan of the Mariners, I decided to write about Major League Baseball. After I completed the plain, boring MLA style paper, I fancied it up a bit using my design skills, creating a faux magazine cover and including illustrative images and callouts.

Here are the results.

Feel free to post agreements, disagreements, or whatever. I don't mind if you disagree with my opinions - as you'll see, even I don't totally agree with the position I've taken on the subject. Philosophy is not a subject that comes easily to me, so I may be totally "off base". It's up to you, the reader(s) to decide where you stand on the subject.


As a designer, I have to be mindful of my image sources, so here they are. You don't need to follow the links, actually they're not even hyperlinked, but they must be present in order to borrow the images.

Cover photo -
Selig -
Althusser -
$100 dollar bill -$100SnAE77665544B.jpg
Gammons -
MLB logo -
Marx -
Meche -
Molitor jersey -
Sox -
Addict -
Bonds -


At 3/11/2005 2:36 PM, Blogger PositivePaul said...

Munch -- YOU ROCK!

It may have been awhile since you've posted, but this one post is of more value than all of the ~15 or so combined that I've spewed forth here.

I knew I could count on you to make this blog relevant! You ready for me to shut up and take back the posting reins yet ;-)

At 3/14/2005 4:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very impressive work. The application of philosophical ideas to everyday subjects is one the great (disappearing) aspects of human life. I thought this piece was very good.
One also might have used Adorno's hated 'Culture Industry' for the same topic...
Thank you for linking...

At 3/14/2005 4:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry...above comment by Milorad V via USSMariner

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