You are looking at 1-10 of 1,484 entries  for:

  • Social sciences x
clear all

View:

abject

abject   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Critical Theory

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010

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

abject

abject   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
That which disturbs the self by provoking an *uncanny feeling of disgust, fear, loathing, or repulsion. The abject is the excessive dimension of either a subject or an object; it is that ... More
aboriginality

aboriginality   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Critical Theory

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010

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

Aboriginality

Aboriginality   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
As Bronwyn Carlson demonstrates in The Politics of Identity (2016), Aboriginality is a highly contested term that has real, material effects. Aboriginality is a term the Australian ... More
Abstractionism

Abstractionism   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Critical Theory

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010

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

Abstractionism

Abstractionism   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
In art, a movement away from *representation and *mimesis towards a kind of imagery that aims to provoke a response for what it is rather than what it looks like. For this reason, it is ... More
Absurdism

Absurdism   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Critical Theory

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010

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

Absurdism

Absurdism   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
A term created by theatre critic Martin Esslin in his 1961 book, The Theatre of the Absurd, to encompass a wide range of works produced in the two decades after World War II which seem to ... More
actant

actant   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Critical Theory

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010

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

actant

actant   Quick reference

A Dictionary of Critical Theory (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018
A logical category in the narrative grammar devised by the Paris-based, Lithuanian linguist Algirdas Julien *Greimas. The actant is in Greimas’s language an isotope of the action. This ... More

View: