Articles for tag: Critical Theory

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A Brief Introduction to Surrealism and Its Political Implications

Surrealism goes far beyond art, although art was its most famous manifestation. In fact, the early surrealists had little interest in art for anything but the purposes of research into reality. They believed that metaphor, the central element of most poetry and many visual images, could reveal hidden connections between things in the world. They ...

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Gang of Four and Pop Music as Marxist Critical Theory

On their second album Solid Gold, the postpunk rock group Gang of Four openly assert their intention to approach pop music as critical theory with a song titled, appropriately enough, “Why Theory?” In answer to their own query of why critical theory should have a place in rock music, the band sings “Each day seems ...

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Media Ecology Theory of Marshall McLuhan

Media Ecology is a communication theory that was developed by Marshall McLuhan and focuses on examining the effects of these various types of media on our environments. In essence Media Ecology is the study of how various personal and social environments are created by different communication technologies. Marshall McLuhan was referred to as a “media ...

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Understanding Oppression: Linking Knowledge and Practice

Introduction Social workers have historically been involved in the social justice movement that have, and are still taking place. According to the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and the Council of Social Work Education Handbook of Accreditation Standards and Procedures, there are requirements for social work practitioners and social work educational programs ...