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A philosophical movement and theory of literary criticism that questions traditional assumptions about certainty, identity, and truth; asserts that words can only refer to other words; and attempts to demonstrate how statements about any text subvert their own meanings.

de′con·struc′tive adj.
de′con·struc′tion·ism n.
de′con·struc′tion·ist n. & adj.
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Adj.1.deconstructionist - of or concerned with the philosophical theory of literature known as deconstructionism; "deconstructionist criticism"
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It's a funny, clever, deconstructionist approach to live stage magic.
Death Comes for the Deconstructionist is a tragi-comic mystery, a detective story that is at once suspenseful, provocative, and emotionally resonant.
A mix of stand-up and sitcom, its biggest USP, however, was the deconstructionist way Monteith would frequently break off to address the audience (both in the studio and at home) directly.
This slim text takes a critical psychological and deconstructionist approach to the intersecting discourses of drug-use/abuse and gender, but also race, sexuality, class and age.
The framework sets art practice in relation to empirical, interpretive, and critical paradigms; it includes discursive, dialectical, and deconstructionist inquiry and responsive practices (understanding, reflexive, post-discipline, and visual systems).
unfeeling deconstructionist materialist ideology was not exactly the
As an objective deconstructionist might argue today, that sometimes comes through in Gould's work, like his unfortunate attempt to deny the double-Y chromosome influence on hyper-aggressive male behavior.
The framing device for this collection of essays (most of them previously published) is Roston's intention to answer deconstructionist claims that contradictory themes in literary works necessarily lead to an aporia or impasse which negates the possibility of meaning.
In contrast with the deconstructionist model of "play," C.
It's this kind of deconstructionist humour which has garnered comparisons with Fry and Laurie and Monty Python.
There is nothing vague about this passage unless one wants it to be obscure for deconstructionist purposes.
Still, the essay does, amidst seemingly random observations, regularly reiterate Derrida's Deconstructionist principles about reading as an activity ever "tormented, risky, bold, aporetic" (p.