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  Critical theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first meaning of the term critical theory was that defined by Max Horkheimer of the Frankfurt School of social science in his 1937 essay Traditional and Critical Theory : critical theory is social theory oriented toward critiquing and changing society as a whole, in contrast to traditional theory oriented only to understanding or explaining it.
Horkheimer wanted to distinguish critical theory as a radical, emancipatory form of Marxian theory both from the model of science put forward by logical positivism and from what he and his colleagues perceived as the covert positivism and authoritarianism of orthodox Marxism and Communism.
Critical theory in literature and the humanities in general does not necessarily involve a normative dimension, whereas critical social theory does, either through criticizing society from some general theory of values, norms, or oughts, or through criticizing it in terms of its own espoused values.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Critical_theory   (1372 words)

  
 Critical Theory
In the humanities and social sciences, critical theory is a general term for new theoretical developments (roughly since the 1960s) in a variety of fields, informed by structuralism, post-structuralism, deconstruction, Marxist theory, and several other areas of thought.
Although many things classified and cited as being critical theory predate the 1960s, it was only in the 1960s that they began to become recognised as important to work in the humanities, particularly in the study of literature.
Critical theory, in sociology and philosophy, is shorthand for critical theory of society or critical social theory, a label used by the Frankfurt School (i.e.
www.jahsonic.com /CriticalTheory.html   (825 words)

  
 Intertextuality   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Critical theory is less concerned with justifications for or against heteronormativity and more concerned with how it affects (negatively, in the eyes of many in the field) self-conception and self-expression (especially from stigmatized viewpoints).
Critics of heteronormativity say that the existence of intersex, gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people undermines any fundamental assumption that gender is naturally dichotomous.
Critical theory looks at the mechanics of this process of privilege and marginalization, and often thinks about the possibility of political action against this process.
dks.thing.net /Intertextuality.html   (8498 words)

  
 Critical Terms
A "work of art" is an object, structure, or concept that an artist, critic, or any person choosing to operate from within this aesthetic signification system chooses to evaluate or respond to according to the principles operating within the system, making the object, structure, or concept a subject of the aesthetic response.
GYNOCRITICISM The Anglo-American feminist theory that women read and write differently than men because of their biological differences and the cultural construction of gender, and the critic is to define the differences located in biographical experiences and cultural ideologies the condition the behavior and modes of discourse open to women (Showalter).
The work of art calls attention to itself as artificially constructed and claims itself to be a work of art and only a work of art รพ without denying that art may have a function as social comment.
www.english.iup.edu /mhayward/terms.htm   (5526 words)

  
 Mise-en-scene   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Marxist critics argue that post-modernism is symptomatic of "late capitalism" and the decline of institutions, particularly the nation-state.
Postmodern philosophers are often regarded as difficult to read, and the critical theory that has sprung up in the wake of postmodernism has often been ridiculed for its stilted syntax and attempts to combine polemical tone and a vast array of new coinages.
The critics charge that the postmodern vision of a tolerant, pluralist society in which every political ideology is perceived to be as valid, or as redundant, as the other; may ultimately encourage individuals to lead lives of a rather disastrous apathetic quietism.
dks.thing.net /Mise-en-scene.html   (6821 words)

  
 Theory FAQ   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Theory explores this complexity, trying to figure out who we are, where we came from and where we might be going.
As Adorno put it, theory is the corrective on the tendency of praxis to devolve into narrow-minded dogmatism, while praxis is the corrective on theory's tendency to sink into the trackless swamps of abstraction.
Theory transmits the collective memory of all this, of the terrible price humanity has paid for industrialization and global accumulation, and continues to pay, all across the planet.
www.efn.org /~dredmond/theoryFAQ.html   (489 words)

  
 Undergraduate Guide to Critical Theory
The hardest part of understanding and working with critical theory is grasping and using the new vocabulary, but, as with all languages, the new vocabulary will empower you and enhance your exposition of already existing thoughts and ideas.
Psychoanalytic criticism aims to show that literature is always structured by complex and contradictory human desires and power relations, not just by an ideal of formal unity.
A strong psychic dynamism is at work in "Sonnet 37" caused primarily by a deep-seated split in the narrator's consciousness between his Ideal Self, which wishes to be independent of his sexual desires, and his Id, which insists on the fulfillment of the body's desires.
omni.cc.purdue.edu /~felluga/theoryframes.html   (3960 words)

  
 Critical Theory: Susan Sontag
A noted writer of novels, short fiction, and screenplays, Sontag is commonly regarded as a cultural and literary critic, although she is not a typical critic.
The subjects that have most appealed to her are the marginal areas of art, which sketch in the boundaries of a culture and its perceptions: the "camp" sensibility, the pornographic imagination, illness as metaphor, and photography as an art form.
Her most controversial work, the essay "Against Criticism," argues that interpretation is a vicious and cowardly form of translation--one in which the work of art is stripped of its sensuous life and reduced to a bare statement.
www.bedfordstmartins.com /litlinks/critical/sontag.htm   (251 words)

  
 Critical Race Theory Resource Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Critical Race Theory has its roots in the more established fields of anthropology, sociology, history, philosophy, and politics.
This reference work, produced by the American Council of Learned Societies, is an excellent source if your research interest is a figure relating to critical race theory.
Although a keyword search on "critical race theory" only resulted in 7 hits, this database is excellent for finding abstracts of literature within the public affairs domain.
www.pages.drexel.edu /~jp49   (2089 words)

  
 Literary Resources -- Theory (Lynch)
Literary Theory and Criticism: A Bibliography (José Angel García Landa, Universidad de Zaragoza)
A worthy introduction to genre theory and narratology.
A journal of theory in Medieval and Renaissance studies.
andromeda.rutgers.edu /~jlynch/Lit/theory.html   (515 words)

  
 Elaboration Theory Review
These questions are substantive because instructional-design theory has been challenged in the past because of its behavioristic focus on external tasks and lack of attention to mental structures and the cognitive mediation of learning.
According to this theory, in complex and ill-defined domains, a person generally cannot retrieve an intact schema from memory; instead, schemas combine or recombine in response to the requirements of each particular situation.
Learners then "work" and solve problems within a current level of work model until a mastery level of performance is reached; they are graduated to the next level, which builds upon the prior level.
carbon.cudenver.edu /~bwilson/elab.html   (8930 words)

  
 Art Theory, Art Critcism
An international electronic journal on the history and theory of contemporary art, intended for the publication of theoretical analyses by artists.
Analyses and reviews of exhibitions and art works by well-known artists of yesterday and today, from da Vinci, Rembrandt through to Picasso and Rothko.
Critical terms, art terms, terms from art criticism.
www.zeroland.co.nz /art_theory.html   (514 words)

  
 References on Critical Social Theory
After a brief introduction which suggests those works which are essential reading for newcomers to the field, the list is organized into two parts: the first part lists some important citations related to the approach in other disciplines (including the source disciplines), the second lists citations related to the approach in Information Systems.
For a general introduction to Critical Social Theory, the book by Held (1980) is excellent.
This work was published in MISQ Discovery on May 20, 1997.
www.misq.org /discovery/misqd_isworld/critical.htm   (729 words)

  
 Critical Theory and Political Possibilities — www.greenwood.com
Description: Alway examines the works of Max Horkheimer, Theodor Adorno, Herbert Marcuse, and Jürgen Habermas to argue the relevance of Critical Theory to contemporary efforts to reconceptualize radical politics.
Unpacking the complexities of the critical theorists' writings and outlining them in a straightforward manner, Alway identifies the assumptions about human actors and history that inform their analyses of contemporary conditions.
Habermas's transposition of Critical Theory onto new foundations extricates it from the subject-object framework of the philosophy of consciousness, but also fundamentally alters accepted notions of radical politics.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/GM9317.aspx   (299 words)

  
 Research Collections: English and American Literature Collection
Primary texts, as well as critical treatments, of classic works in children's literature are collected to support research and courses offered by the English Department and the School of Education.
However, the great majority of the primary and critical works of contemporary children's literature are purchased by and housed in the Educational Resource Center.
Important works on literary critical theory as well as interdisciplinary aspects of English and American literature in major foreign languages are also acquired.
www.bc.edu /bc_org/avp/ulib/protof/port/coll-eng.html   (1111 words)

  
 Theory and Technique
Criticism about a particular piece of fiction is listed under the citation for the work in question.
While it's unfair to criticize a piece for what's not there, I think Fauth would have done better to explore another analogy the motion picture reference brings to mind: namely that the development of hypertext bears some similarities to the development of film.
Works I list here are not specifically about hypertext fiction, but essays and books about such topics as literature and technology, new media, and other nearby fields of interest.
www.duke.edu /~mshumate/theory.html#convergence   (1604 words)

  
 Peter Suber, Open-Access Lists (formerly: FOS Lists)
List of Elsevier titles for which the University of California libraries currently have subscriptions.
Our libraries need our support in their work with the university community to regain control of their budgets, their collections, and the intellectual property that is the ultimate output of the research enterprise.
We are working with other colleges and universities to address this crisis by supporting the work of SPARC, Public Library of Science, and other groups that seek to increase broad and cost-effective access to peer reviewed scholarship.
www.earlham.edu /~peters/fos/lists.htm   (7956 words)

  
 Lit Crit & Theory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Psychoanalytical critics interpret a literary work à la Freud, that is, in terms of unconscious fantasies and desires, fixations and complexes, displacement and repression.
Freud's own relevance to "critical theory" was revived by Jacques Lacan's poststructuralist revision of psychoanalysis, in which the "self" (or ego)--trapped in the Symbolic of language--is forever fraught with a "gap" or incompleteness that is always striving--and failing--to (re-)achieve a wholeness with the original (and "Imaginary") state of unity perceived by the infant.
For the formalist, the careful-thoughtful-and-well-informed reader judges the merits of the work as a finely-crafted aesthetic whole--considering, for instance, in a work of fiction, its use of plot, style, characterization, etc.; in a work of poetry, matters of prosody, diction, figurative language, et al.
www.usd.edu /~tgannon/crit.html   (4900 words)

  
 List - NdisWrapper
This PCI card works with ndiswrapper v0.12 when you use the Belkin driver supplied on CD with the card (probably also with the drivers available at http://www.belkin.com).
Works like a charm with fedora core 2 and fedora core 3 (though with fc3 you will need to download the kernel source rpm as it doesn't come with the standard package).
Other: Works fine for me. The only problem is that the driver is in an installation utility so I had to use WINE to run the install so I could get hold of the.inf.
ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net /mediawiki/index.php/List   (9219 words)

  
 Academic Ventures Press
This broad theoretical approach is not only interdisciplinary but allows his work to be seen as synthetic as well as analytic, a rare virtue in this age of specialization.
His theories thus draw upon, and extend, the works of Aristotle, Locke, Kant, Hegel, Ricardo, Weber, Dewey and the Austrians, among others.
All works are second editions unless otherwise noted and will continue to evolve in time.
www.well.com /user/ulysses/writings/avp.html   (345 words)

  
 Postmodern Thought
Critical Theory and the Limits of Sociological Positivism (R. George Kirkpatrick) mirror
Kellner Critical Theory and the Crisis of Social Theory
Bonner (1993) Of Critical Theory and Its Theorists
carbon.cudenver.edu /~mryder/itc_data/postmodern.html   (2000 words)

  
 Plato and his dialogues: a list of Plato's works
The works that have been transmitted to us through the middle ages under the name of Plato consist in a set of 41 so-called "dialogues" plus a collection of 13 letters and a book of Definitions (1).
A complete alphabetical list of all works by or attributed to Plato may be found at the end of note 3 in the contents description of the latest complete edition of their English translation (Hackett, 1997), or on the page of this site that provides links to Plato's works on the Web.
(2) The Budé collection is a French collection of works by many ancient Greek and Latin writers including, for each selected work, a critical edition of the Greek or Latin text accompanied by a French translation of that text, plus introduction and apparatus criticus.
plato-dialogues.org /works.htm   (1592 words)

  
 Critical Theory: Plato   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
This site, created by Frenchman Bernard Suzanne and sponsored by Professor Anthony Beavers at the University of Evansville, includes a short biography of Plato, a list of his works, a brief history of the interpretation of his dialogues, and links that will interest serious researchers.
Plato's most signature work was his concept of idealism — the doctrine of a permanent realm of eternal Forms that shape our mutable, material world.
Regardless, these two works have held up as two of the most important and engaging works in philosophical thinking.
www.bedfordstmartins.com /litlinks/critical/plato.htm   (247 words)

  
 D&TZ - Critical Theory
There are plans to create a new site that will be located at dancetechnology.org to combine material from the DTZ with the archives of the dance-tech list as well as new material.
Virtual Space Harmony: The Value of Rudolf Laban's Theory of Space Harmony as a Means to Navigate a Virtual Stage Environment (VSE).
To read them, load the page in your browser, save it as an *.rtf (rich text format) document and open in your word processor (which must be able to read RTF files).
www.art.net /~dtz/theory.html   (1163 words)

  
 Winslow Homer
Thus, as Cooper points out, Homer's 1870s watercolors of farm children and bucolic courtships try to memorialize the halcyon days of the 185os; the children gazing raptly at the blue horizon in Three Boys on the Shore, their backs forming a shallow arch, are in a sense this lost America.
He took his working vacations in places he knew would give him subjects-the New England coast, the Adirondacks, the tumultuous rivers of Quebec, the Florida Keys and the dark palmetto-fringed pools of Homosassa, the bays and whitewashed coral walls of the Bermudas.
Focussing on Homer's work in the mountains of upstate New York.
www.artchive.com /artchive/H/homer.html   (1216 words)

  
 EFF: Endangered Gizmos!
Rather than answering this critical question, the Supreme Court ducked the issue, falling back on a new theory called "inducement." Unfortunately, continuing legal uncertainty just means that innovators end up spending more on lawyers and less on engineers.
The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that the DMCA [PDF] shouldn't function as an anti-competition statute, and Skylink was permitted to stay in the universal remote business.
It sued, claiming that the cartridge-printer "handshake" was a mechanism protecting a copyrighted work, so circumventing the mechanism violated the DMCA.
www.eff.org /endangered/list.php   (2114 words)

  
 Queer Studies List
QSTUDY-L is a forum for academic discussions pertaining to queer theory, an umbrella term encompassing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual/transgender studies.
It is also critical to use only one e-mail account for all transactions with the list and its server program.
You cannot subscribe from one account and then unsubscribe from a different one because the list server program gets important information from the e-mail headers of messages, and they must be consistent.
www.uky.edu /StudentOrgs/QueerInfo/qstudy.htm   (554 words)

  
 Cultural Studies, Hypertext, Critical Theory, Media Studies at Erratic Impact
Brown argues that efforts to outlaw hate speech and pornography powerfully legitimize the state: such apparently well- intentioned attempts harm victims further by portraying them as so helpless as to be in continuing need of governmental protection.
Consequently, there is a growing recognition on the part of law teachers and legal scholars that popular culture (in all its forms) deserves attention and scholarly study.
A prize-winning website with materials on postcolonial theory as well as on literature, culture, and society of Africa, Australia, the Caribbean, the Indian Subcontinent, Singapore, and other regions that have produced literature in English.
www.erraticimpact.com /~topics/html/cultural_studies.htm   (1139 words)

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