A Lot Like Political Commentary – Except Different


Try looking up the definition of the social and cultural issues genre anywhere else outside of Innovative Editing. If you do, you might find yourself a little confused, a little frustrated or a little of both.

On Google, for example, a quotation-marks-enclosed “social and cultural issues genre” comes up with instant hits like:

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Personally, I wouldn’t click on either. Especially not the first one. It’s not a verified safe site.

You’re much better sticking with Innovative Editing’s take on the subject below.

Cultural/Social Commentary:

One way of looking at the social and cultural issues genre is to call it a mix of political commentary and historical nonfiction. Sometimes, it can be very much like memoirs or autobiographies as well. So really, it’s a hodgepodge category, yet one that’s still very focused.

The social and cultural issues genre consists of critiques, defenses or explorations of religions, communities, ethnic groups, cliques, eras, movements and causes, delving into what they are, who they involve, why they exist and where they’re headed going forward.

Since that definition can still too easily sound vague, let’s give some potential titles and subtitles to work with…

  • Bootleg: A Journey Through New York City’s Knock-Off Culture

  • Islam Defined: The Real Deal

  • Endangered Masculinity: Inside the Men’s Rights Movement

  • A Cry for Help: Why We’ve Added So Many Disorders to the DSM.

Now, in each and every one of those cases, there could very well be a political agenda behind the critique, defense or exploration. In fact, there probably is, particularly when it’s nearly impossible not to have a political opinion these days.

We’ve politicized everything, particularly the kind of topics covered within the social and cultural issues genre.

Therefore, Bootleg: A Journey Through New York City’s Knock-Off Culture could be a call to crack down on crime. Or it could just as easily be a call to crack down on poverty.

Islam Defined: The Real Deal could seek to display Islam as a religion of peace. Or it could just as easily be about concluding that Islam has a bad tendency of encouraging violence.

Endangered Masculinity: Inside the Men’s Rights Movement might be all about championing the cause. Or tearing it down.

And A Cry for Help: Why We’ve Added So Many Disorders to the DSM – which incidentally stands for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, psychology’s most defining book – could be an attack on pharmaceutical companies, an attack of genetically modified foods, an attack on an egocentric culture, an attack on indulgent or neglectful parents, or an attack on Christian values.

Truly, the sky’s the limit.

Moreover, every one of those titles is, if done properly, going to include the history of the movement. And they should involve first-person investigative reporting, which often translates into first-person narration, hence the memoir or autobiography element.

But no matter the exact presentation… the social and cultural issues genre seeks to bring awareness or understanding about a particular group of people. Except no substitutes.

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