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Street Smarts and Critical Theory : Listening to the Vernacular.

Author: McLaughlin, Thomas.
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press 1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Everybody's got a theory ... or do they? Thomas McLaughlin argues that critical theory--raising serious, sustained questions about cultural practice and ideology--is practiced not only by an academic elite but also by savvy viewers of sitc.
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: McLaughlin, Thomas.
ISBN: 1282424130 9781282424135
OCLC Number: 748208709
Description: 1 online resource (191)
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
1. Introduction8212;Theory outside the Academy: Street Smarts and Critical Theory --
2. Cultural Theory and Social Activism in the Southern Christian Antipornography Movement --
3. Criticism in the Zines: Vernacular Theory and Popular Culture --
4. Stories of the New Age: Narrative, Healing, and Transformation --
5. The Cunning of the Hand, the Weakness of the Heart: Theoretical Work in the Advertising Profession --
6. The Teachers Meet the Experts: Vernacular Theory in the Whole Language Movement --
7. Pedagogy and Vernacular Theory --
Works Cited --
Index.

Abstract:

Everybody's got a theory ... or do they? Thomas McLaughlin argues that critical theory--raising serious, sustained questions about cultural practice and ideology--is practiced not only by an academic elite but also by savvy viewers of sitc.

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