Realism is the …

Posted: May 5, 2014 in Uncategorized
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Realism is the exploration of aspects of the conflict-ridden and contradictory nature of social relationships.

The contribution which realism makes to the development of our thinking and feeling (identification/empathy) is also a contribution to the development of our consciousness of the social conditions that shape our thinking and feeling.

Realism interrogates the dogmas of the day as they are propagated, honed and defended by dominant social interests in every sphere of life.

Realism expands the critical faculties of the public sphere and any instance of it is ultimately part of a broader collective praxis.

Mike Wayne, in his important Theses on Realism and Film,  International Socialism 116, pp.173-4

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