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abject

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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That which disturbs the self, by provoking either disgust, fear, loathing or repulsion. Belonging to the realm of the psychic,

abject

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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That which disturbs the self by provoking an *uncanny feeling of disgust, fear, loathing, or repulsion. The abject is

aboriginality

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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A term coined by Indigenous Australian anthropologist and activist Marcia Langton to conceptualize the disparity between representations of Indigenous Australians

Aboriginality

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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As Bronwyn Carlson demonstrates in The Politics of Identity (2016), Aboriginality is a highly contested term that has

Abstractionism

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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In art, a movement away from *representation and *mimesis towards a kind of imagery that aims to provoke

Abstractionism

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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In art, a movement away from *representation and *mimesis towards a kind of imagery that aims to provoke

Absurdism

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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A term created by theatre critic Martin Esslin in his 1961 book, The Theatre of the Absurd, to encompass

Absurdism

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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A term created by theatre critic Martin Esslin in his 1961 book, The Theatre of the Absurd, to encompass

actant

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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A logical category in the narrative grammar devised by the Paris-based, Lithuanian linguist Algirdas Julien *Greimas. The actant

actant

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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A logical category in the narrative grammar devised by the Paris-based, Lithuanian linguist Algirdas Julien *Greimas. The actant

active

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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German philosopher Friedrich *Nietzsche (and after him French philosopher Gilles *Deleuze) used these categories to describe two

active and reactive

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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German philosopher Friedrich *Nietzsche (and after him French philosopher Gilles *Deleuze) used these categories to describe two

actor

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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Any agent, perceptible at the level of *discourse, who plays a part in a narrative. In contrast to

actor

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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Any agent, perceptible at the level of *discourse, who plays a part in a narrative. In contrast to

actor-network theory

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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A material-semiotic theory of social action. Developed by the sociologists Bruno Latour, Michel Callon, and John Law at

actor network theory

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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A material-semiotic theory of social action. Developed by the sociologists Bruno Latour, Michel Callon, and John Law at

actual

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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A modal distinction proposed by French philosopher Gilles *Deleuze as a replacement for the problematic real-possible distinction more commonly

actual and virtual

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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A modal distinction proposed by French philosopher Gilles *Deleuze as a replacement for the problematic real-possible distinction more commonly

Adorno, Theodor

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory

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(1903–69)

German cultural critic, philosopher and key member of the *Frankfurt School. A refined critic with

Adorno, Theodor

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A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

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and key member of the *Frankfurt School. A refined cultural critic with an incredible range of interests, Adorno

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