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  • Agit-Prop – Political (originally communist) propaganda, especially in art or literature. ‘a typeface which made it resemble student agitprop of the Eighties – Oxford Dictionaries


  • Bourgeoisie – treated as singular or plural The middle class, typically with reference to its perceived materialistic values or conventional attitudes. ‘the rise of the bourgeoisie at the end of the eighteenth century’ – Oxford Dictionaries
    ‘the landed gentry were replaced by a local bourgeoisie’


  • Context –  The circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of which it can be fully understood.


  • Determinant – A factor which decisively affects the nature or outcome of something.
    ‘pure force of will was the main determinant of his success’
  • Didactic – Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive. ‘a didactic novel that set out to expose social injustice’ – Oxford Dictionaries


  • Immanent – 1. existing, operating or remaining within; inherent 2. of or relating to the pantheistic conception of God, as being present throughout the universe – Collins English Dictionary



  • Prurient – Having or encouraging an excessive interest in sexual matters, especially the sexual activity of others. ‘she’d been the subject of much prurient curiosity’ – Oxford Dictionaries


  • Recontextualise – Place or consider in a new or different context.‘exhibitions can introduce ideas that you might not have previously thought about, or they can recontextualise an object’ – Oxford Dictionaries



  • Voyeuristic – Relating to or denoting sexual pleasure gained from watching others when they are naked or engaged in sexual activity. ‘women as objects of voyeuristic pleasure’ – Oxford Dictionaries