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Social Justice studies in the university: Why did they emerge despite being anti-scientific?
Critical Theory, one of the Social Justice theories, is being taught at University of California, Berkeley. Photo: Jeff Chiu/AP
Critical Race Theory, Fat Studies, and Queer Theory are examples of Social Justice studies that have gained influence in the academical world. Yet, most of it is non-scientific or in some cases anti-scientific, according to scholars Nicolai J Foss and Torsten Skov who in this essay offers a number of hypotheses about this, as they say, puzzling development.