Critical Theory and the ParanormalwithJacob Glazier

Books Mentioned In This Interview

jacob glazier arts of subjectivity

Jacob W. Glazier, PhD, has a doctorate degree in Psychology: Consciousness and Society from the University of West Georgia, which he now serves as an assistant professor. He is an online Adjunct Professor in the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University – Steinhardt. He is author of Arts of Subjectivity: A New Animism for the Post-Media Era. He is editor of the anthology, Paranormal Ruptures: Critical Approaches to Exceptional Experiences. His website is

Critical Theory is a sociological and philosophical approach dedicated to analyzing and, when possible, correcting oppression and dominance or hegemony of one group over another. Here Jacob Glazier discusses how this academic movement is relevant for the study of exceptional experiences.

00:00 Introduction

04:13 Defining Critical Theory

12:56 Marginalization and psi

15:32 Power of the monster

20:01 Who defines reality?

25:49 Paranormal tropes in Critical Theory

31:05 Everything is interconnected

33:46 Dominance vs. hegemony

38:57 Neurodiversity

46:05 Conclusion

(Recorded on October 30, 2023)

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Published on December 15, 2023


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