For Mannheim ideology is situated together with its cognate, utopia. Mannheim
takes a form of normativity by suggesting that ideology stifles political activity
by its insistence on the status quo, while utopias, by providing the vision
of an alternative order, encourage political change. See Karl Mannheim, Ideology
and Utopia: An Introduction to the Sociology of Knowledge, trans. Louis
Wirth and Edward Shils (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1936).
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