Social and Political Theories Comparison Essay

Social and Political Theories
This paper provides an overview of the critical race theory, the cultural studies theory and postmodern theory.
# 100740 | 915 words | 1 source | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Jan 28, 2008 in Sociology (Theory) , African-American Studies (Racism)

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The paper discusses the critical race theory, cultural theory and postmodern theory. The paper compares and contrasts these social and political theories and concludes that they have each been important in explaining social ills and proposing solutions.

Overview of Critical Race Theory
Overview of Cultural Studies
Overview of Postmodern Theory
Social and Political Theories Compared and Contrasted

From the Paper:

"Those who prescribe to critical race theory believe that racism is not aberrational, but is the daily experience of most people of color in the United States, serving a material and psychic purpose for those in the majority (Seidman, 2004). The obvious outcome is that racism is difficult to correct, because large majority segments of the population have little incentive to eradicate it. Molefi Kete Asante was the main proponent of Afrocentrism, which holds that "the African experience has produced its own unique values and societal perspectives" (Seidman, 2004, p. 232). He challenged the Eurocentric bias of Western knowledge and challenged Eurocentrism."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Seidman, Steven (2004). Contested Knowledge: Social Theory Today. Oxford, England: Blackwell.

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