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Critical Theory

  • By: Sara L. McKinnon
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

At first glance, critical theory appears to be quite negative. It sounds like a tool of analysis to denigrate things, people, and ideas. Criticism is something many associate with negativity, disparagement, and disapproval, yet despite the severe name, critical theory is very ...

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