Dialectic of Enlightment
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- 勝勝Lv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
1. Meaning of Critical Theory
Critical theory has different meanings for different writers. As critique it is usually considered to be a critique of modernity and the developments and institutions associated with modern society. It can also be a critique of particular schools of thought within sociology, or of sociology and social science as a whole. A large part of critical theory has been to critique art and culture, in particular the consumer culture, advertising, the media, and other forms of popular culture. Some of the arguments in Giddens, “Dilemmas of the Self,” such as the evaporated self and commodified experience, are very similar to critical theory. In fact, it is in the sphere of culture that critical theory continues to be relevant and innovative. Marxism is one form of critical theory, since Marxism provides a critique of capitalism and modernism.
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