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strategic misrepresentation

In planning and budgeting, the tendency for those presenting projects for approval knowingly to understate costs and overstate benefits. This is a matter of deliberate policy and thus ...

identity politics

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A Dictionary of Media and Communication (3 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2020
Subject:
Media studies
Length:
119 words

... sex , or sexual orientation ) shared by a group that feels it is marginalized, underrepresented, and misrepresented ( see also marginalization ; offensiveness ). It seeks the defence of its rights as a subordinated minority and is reflected in such forms as feminism , gay activism, and religious fundamentalism. Attacked by critics ( see also queer theory ) as essentialism , its apologists sometimes refer to it as a pragmatic strategy of strategic essentialism in a struggle for equal rights. The related concept of ‘identity work’ frames identities as...

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