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Objectives: Standpoint Theory Objectives: Standpoint Theory Define Critical Approach to Theory Explain Standpoint Theory (ST) History of ST Assumptions of ST Key Concepts of ST The Role of Communication Critique of ST
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Critical Approach to Theory Critical Approach to Theory Goals To control To create social change
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Standpoint Theory Standpoint Theory Provides framework for understanding (and criticizing) systems of power People’s experiences, knowledge, and communication behaviors are shaped by the social groups to which they belong Standpoint Gives authority to people’s own voices
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History of Standpoint Theory History of Standpoint Theory George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1807) German philosopher Master/Slave relationships One’s view of slavery depended on whether you were a master or a slave Karl Marx Social class shapes access to knowledge
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History of Standpoint Theory cont. Nancy Hartsock (1983) Adapted standpoint theory to examine relationships between men and women Feminist theory
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