Definition of critical theory in English:

critical theory

Line breaks: crit|ic¦al the¦ory

noun

[mass noun]
  • A philosophical approach to culture, and especially to literature, that considers the social, historical, and ideological forces and structures which produce and constrain it.
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    • There is, however, considerable unease about the implications of critical theory, social ecology and some varieties of deep ecology.
    • A third position might insist on a new approach in which critical theory explores a new role within, not outside, the growing nexus of cultural markets and the arts.
    • The third ‘science’ he considers is critical theory.

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