social commentary

form of interpreting and sorting issues in contemporary society

Social criticism is a form of Academic or journalistic criticism focusing on sociological issues in contemporary society, in particular with respect to perceived injustices and power relations in general. It often refers to a mode of criticism that locates the reasons for such conditions in a society considered to be in a flawed social structure. It may also refer to people adhering to a social critic's aims at practical solutions by way of specific measures either for consensual reform or powerful revolution.
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genre: social commentary


The State and Revolution

Lenin's analysis of the state as a necessary instrument of the communist party during the dictatorship of the proletariat

author: Vladimir Lenin


"Left-Wing" Communism: An Infantile Disorder

work by Lenin arguing against left Communist ideologies

author: Vladimir Lenin


Nicholas Nickleby

monthly serial; novel by Charles Dickens; published 1838–1839

author: Charles Dickens
illustrator: Hablot Knight Browne


Dombey and Son

Novel by Charles Dickens

author: Charles Dickens
illustrator: Hablot Knight Browne


What Is to Be Done?

novel by Nikolay Chernyshevsky

author: Nikolay Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky


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