Critical theory

Critical theory - CRITICAL THEORY How does this tradition...

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CRITICAL THEORY How does this tradition view communication and communication problems? - Problem of democratic communication - Communication = discursive reflection o Discursive refection: views communication as a process through which we can become aware of the world around us and the interests in society. Shares with phenomenology an emphasis upon authentic vs. inauthentic or distorted communication. Not all interaction through language is reflective. - Problems in communication are then understood as material or ideological forces that distort or prevent this discursive reflection from taking place o These forces are viewed as power or domination in society – including the power of tradition, authority, conventional belief systems which work in the benefit of capitalism, racism, and patriarchy and can exclude certain kinds of questions or even people from participating o Problems = hegemony, ideology; systematically distorted speech situation Power and domination - Critical theory – a “societal” perspective
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