Critical Content Analysis: A Flexible Method for Thinking with Theory

Jamie Utt, Kathy G. Short


Critical Content Analysis is an explicit method for the study of text that also offers flexibility in theoretical approach and textual selection. In this introduction to the Understanding and Dismantling Privilege special issue featuring Critical Content Analysis focusing on race, racism, and racial oppression, we introduce the method itself and highlight the flexibility of the Critical Content Analysis. Additionally, we highlight the ways that thinking with theory differentiates Critical Content Analysis from other forms of textual analysis and is central to the critical nature of the method.


Critical Content Analysis; Qualitative Methods; Critical Race Theory; Critical Whiteness Studies

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