Critique Of Max Horkheim's Marxist Media Theory

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Introduction First of all, critical theory is created with the purpose of understanding the society better and to find out the issues and problems that currently occur in the society. Critical theory was first developed by a group of sociologists at the University of Frankfurt in Germany who called themselves as The Frankfurt School. According to Max Horkheimer, Director of the Frankfurt School's Institute for Social Research, a critical theory has to have three characteristics ut has to be explanatory, practical, and normative. It has to explain what is wrong with current social reality, find the person who is going to make a revolution, and provide both clear norms for criticism and achievable practical goals for social transformation. Karl Marx (1818 – 1883) the founding father of the Marxist Media Theory where his theory is created to actually criticized the abuse of power by the capitalist rulers. Notably known as a communist and almost always mistaken as a ruthless communist who strictly refuse to believe in the existence of God, Marx’s intention is actually to create an egalitarian society in the industrialized countries where capitalists exploit most of their workers without them (workers) being aware of the exploitation. His theory can define him as a utopian (a belief in a perfect world) where he was calling for a new social order in which…show more content…
Malaysia has different races and ethnics living together in the country and racism is a common issue that the country faces and as long as there is diversity there will always be racists because different people have their own opinion. However, it is not entirely impossible for a country to stand united no matter how different their citizens are. Though many refuses to adopt communism as their main ideology for the country, the idea of everyone is should share equal rights in Marx’s theory is actually a very good example of unity in

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