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category mistake

category mistake  

A statement about something that belongs to one category but is intelligible only of something belonging to another category, as when the mind is referred to as if it were a physical entity. The ...
commodity fetishism

commodity fetishism  

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The mistaken view that the value of a commodity is intrinsic and the corresponding failure to appreciate the investment of labour that went into its production. Karl Marx created this term, borrowing ...
essentialism

essentialism  

[Th]The idea that there are certain attitudes or emotions that are biologically inherent to human beings in general or to males or females differently. Essentialist claims are often backed up with ...
György Lukács

György Lukács  

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(1885–1971)Hungarian Marxist philosopher. Lukács was briefly a minister in the Hungarian government in 1919 and again in 1956, although he spent years in exile in Russia. Lukács saw in Marxism the ...
idea

idea  

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(Greek, eidos, visible form)A notion stretching all the way from one pole, where it denotes a subjective, internal presence in the mind, somehow thought of as representing something about the world, ...
Lucien Goldmann

Lucien Goldmann  

(1913–70)Romanian-born, Paris-based Marxistsociologist of literature whose theory of structural parallels or homologies was very influential in the 1950s and 1960s. Born in Bucharest, he began his ...
media hegemony

media hegemony  

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The theory, derived from Gramscian Marxism, that an elite controls the mass media, and that the media promote the dominant ideology. See also consciousness industry; hegemony; manufacture of consent. ...
media specificity

media specificity  

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Media studies
The issue of the particular technical features and affordances of different media (and their associated contexts of use and/or production), or of the specific qualities of a text which are related to ...
preferred reading

preferred reading  

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A concept used in relation to texts (typically in mass-communication genres) where the sender of a message consciously or unconsciously encodes it in ways which function to guide, limit, or control ...
technological determinism

technological determinism  

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The stance that new technologies are the primary cause of major social and historical changes at the macrosocial level of social structure and processes and/or subtle but profound social and ...
Theodor Adorno

Theodor Adorno  

1903–1969)German philosopher and sociologist, a leading member of the Frankfurt school.Born in Frankfurt, the son of a Jewish wine merchant, he took his mother's maiden name, Adorno, during World War ...
universals

universals  

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A universal is a property or relation that can be instanced, or instantiated, by a number of different particular things: each yellow thing provides an instance of the property of yellowness, and ...

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