post structuralism

post structuralism

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • post-structuralism —    Post structuralism is a term applied to a range of positions and approaches in critical and cultural theory, developed in and from the work of Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, Julia Kristeva and Louis Althusser among others.… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • post-structuralism — A broad based and therefore loosely structured interdisciplinary movement which originated in France during the 1960s and spread rapidly to other countries thereafter. Post structuralism s prime achievement has been to rediscover and extend the… …   Dictionary of sociology

  • post-structuralism — The variety of postmodernism defined by its reaction against structuralism in France, and associated with writers such as Derrida, Foucault, and Kristeva . Whilst deriving from Saussure the view that words mean what they do through their… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Post-structuralism — an approach or theory that studies underlying structural relationships between concepts. • Post structuralism a varied reaction to structuralism that views the signifier and signified as inseparable, but not united …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • post-structuralism — post strucˈturalism noun A revision of the structuralist (qv under ↑structure) view of literature, holding that language has no objectively identifiable or absolute meaning, and that therefore texts allow of any number of interpretations • • •… …   Useful english dictionary

  • post-structuralism — noun an extension and critique of structuralism, especially as used in critical textual analysis, which emphasizes plurality and deferral of meaning and rejects the binary oppositions of structuralism. Derivatives post structural adjective post… …   English new terms dictionary

  • post-structuralism — noun Date: 1977 a movement or theory (as deconstruction) that views the descriptive premise of structuralism as contradicted by reliance on borrowed concepts or differential terms and categories and sees inquiry as inevitably shaped by discursive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • post-structuralism — noun A doctrine that rejects structuralism’s claims to objectivity and emphasises the plurality of meaning …   Wiktionary

  • post-structuralism — /poʊst ˈstrʌktʃərəlɪzm/ (say pohst strukchuhruhlizm) noun a theory derived from but critical of structuralism, according to which the meaning of cultural productions such as literature and art are not fixed by an underlying structure but… …   Australian-English dictionary

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