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The suppression of the ellipses within the English translation of the textual content allowed readers to disregard the cautionary assertion contained in a gap footnote and take the piece now not as a suite of fragments yet as a coherent and whole argument. apparently, the posthumous ebook of the manuscript from which “Ideology” was once extracted, less than the name Sur l. a. replica in 1995 (although not less than one of many extant whole drafts bears the identify in Althusser’s handwriting “De los angeles superstructure”), unearths that way more was once passed over from the broadcast texts than even Althusser’s unique ellipses indicated: no longer purely sections on legislations, morality, and several issues yet elements of paragraphs or even sentences. 2 Even the substitute of Althusser’s fragments of their unique context, in spite of the fact that, doesn't provide a complete account of ideology. This well-known extract (or extra accurately set of extracts), then, was once a part of what used to be meant to be a e-book, a handbook, in reality, of dialectical materialism whose projected viewers was once now not restricted to educational circles. As a part of this type of undertaking, “Ideology,” even if restored to its “complete” nation, is obviously no longer the designated exposition that one could have anticipated from Althusser. additional, as i'm going to discover at size, the character of the venture, which used to be, like several of Althusser’s works, an intervention in a really particular theoretical-political conjuncture as he understood it, imposed definite strategic and tactical imperatives on Althusser. He says a few very new and in reality unparalleled issues in regards to the suggestion of ideology whereas concurrently concealing the newness of his postulates (obviously a handbook for militants isn't the position to announce theoretical discoveries). except “Ideology,” the single different special exposition of his idea of ideology released in the course of his lifetime is located in “Marxism and Humanism,” which first seemed in 1964 as “Marxisme et humanisme” and was once later incorporated in For Marx. After his dying, although, one other textual content got here to mild (and has consequently been released) during which Althusser back discusses ideology at a few size: “Three Notes at the concept of Discourse,” a textual content written within the fall of 1966 as a part of a theoretical dialogue limited to Althusser and a handful of former scholars and therefore by no means meant for ebook. even supposing “Marxism and Humanism” and “Ideology,” separated through an period of six years (and not only any years yet 1964–70), are frequently brought up jointly, as though they give a unmarried idea of ideology, they actually range from one another in basic methods. actually, the 1970 textual content explicitly rejects convinced of the major innovations and assumptions of the sooner piece, even if with none admission on his half that during 1964 Althusser himself used the various thoughts he matters to feedback in 1970. by way of examining the 1966 textual content, we will be able to hint Althusser’s itinerary throughout the 3 expositions of the idea of ideology from 1964 to 1966 to 1970, a interval of speedy breaks and reversals in his inspiration, and a interval during which the continuity of yes phrases hid underlying theoretical discontinuities.