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social realism

noun
1.
a style of painting, especially of the 1930s in the U.S., in which the scenes depicted typically convey a message of social or political protest edged with satire.
Also, Social Realism.
Related forms
social realist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for social-realism

social realism

noun
1.
the use of realist art, literature, etc as a medium for social or political comment
2.
another name for socialist realism
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