Hegemony of the right

A major problem in acknowledging the role of the writing / wright mis-match – as a co-factor in a variety of personal and inter-personal self-efficacy and self-identity conditions – is the subtle role of the hegemony of the right.

Definition of hegemony

The Encyclopaedia Britannica defines hegemony as:

… the dominance of one group over another, often supported by legitimating norms and ideas. The term hegemony is today often used as shorthand to describe the relatively dominant position of a particular set of ideas and their associated tendency to become commonsensical and intuitive, thereby inhibiting the dissemination or even the articulation of alternative ideas. The associated term hegemon is used to identify the actor, group, class, or state that exercises hegemonic power or that is responsible for the dissemination of hegemonic ideas

Facets of the right


The utterance “right”, on the written page exists in four forms, deriving from two roots – rite and right:

right: right not left hand.
wright: arkwright, cartwright…., playwright, shipwrite – signifying craftmanship.
rite:  last rites, signing of the cross with the right hand, “Heil Hitler!”  with raised right arm.
write: re-presenting, with pen, spoken words on the page.

Instances of the hegemony of the right

  • “To make the right decisions you need the right information to hand.” The Conversation Newsletter  (0n-line 5/12/2023)
  • “Are you alright?”
  • “Are they in their right minds?”
  • “The right way at the right time and in the right order!”

Implications and consequences of non-identified mind-body-mismatch

The overarching implications and consequences of the mis-match between the writing and the wright hand are summarised and tabulated as follows

Problems within problems!

The core mind-body-mismatch problem lies within a greater problem

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Who can spot the wright-write mismatch?

In principle, anyone who knows what to look for!

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Mind-Body Mismatch

Institutional inertia

The discovery path

Awareness and Advocacy

Treatment and Implications

Identification and Support