I'm looking for examples of critical theory being successfully used to bring about progressive social change. Is there a particular legal, policy or social reform that can be clearly ascribed to the influence of critical theory (or any of its offshoots, such as queer theory or postcolonial theory)? I can think of many examples of activists who are influenced by theory and its concepts -- from queerness to performativity to the panopticon -- but is there any clear evidence of campaigns influenced by theory having tangible impact on lived social conditions, beyond merely "awareness raising" or "reshaping the discourse".
posted by dontjumplarry
on Apr 5, 2014 -
I am interested in critical theoretical and marxist spatial theory, please recommend me some books that provide a good overview or introduction to this area!
posted by FuckingAwesome
on Jan 17, 2013 -
What are the important works of literature that analyze art and entertainment (a&e) from an interdisciplinary, critical or literary perspective? [more inside]
posted by Foci for Analysis
on Sep 10, 2011 -
Literary Darwinism: A relatively new field of evolutionary psychology / literary theory. What has recently been written in argument against it? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Jun 3, 2008 -