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Any of various theories or methods of analysis, including deconstruction and some psychoanalytic theories, that deny the validity of structuralism's method of binary opposition and maintain that meanings and intellectual categories are shifting and unstable.


(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) an approach to literature that, proceeding from the tenets of structuralism, maintains that, as words have no absolute meaning, any text is open to an unlimited range of interpretations
postˈstructuralist n, adj


(poʊstˈstrʌk tʃər əˌlɪz əm)
any of several theories of literary criticism, as deconstruction or reader-response criticism, that use structuralist methods but argue against the results of structuralism and hold that there is no one true reading of a text.


[ˈpəʊstˈstrʌktʃərəlɪzəm] Npostestructuralismo m
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Thus, Jay's main historical actors are traditionalists on the one hand and scholarship informed by poststructuralism and new historicism on the other.
Gough's pioneering article, which was the first time poststructuralism was invoked in English-language environmental education literature.
Richards' Theory of Metaphor: Between Protocognitivism and Poststructuralism (2007:1-18).
Bowman begins by reading Chow's take on postcolonialism and poststructuralism (and makes an interesting point about "French" poststructuralism actually being American) followed by commentary on Chow's takes on gender, race, ethnicity, and visual culture.
Beginning with Beuys, Taylor takes us through Barney and Turrell to Goldsworthy, accompanying his comment on the art with usually illuminating --and always confident--references to the philosophical tradition running from German idealism through phenomenology and on to poststructuralism.
Poststructuralism (also called "deconstructionism," with its preeminent exponent Jacques Derrida) and postliberalism (often called "narrative theology or the "Yale School," represented by George Lindbeck) can suggest a concentricity of intelligibility that might extend to meaningful interreligious dialogue.
Today, of course, such a proposition seems at a far remove; debates around linguistics, signification, and, by extension, poststructuralism largely conjure passages from artistic discourses of decades ago.
They have retained the earlier arrangement in which each author has his own introduction concerning psychoanalysis in modernism and as method, the social history of art both in models and in concepts, formalism and structuralism, and poststructuralism and deconstruction.
Campbell surveys Boulez's lectures and writings to determine the philosophical movements that seem to have the greatest bearing on his ideas and music, and devotes a chapter to each: dialectics; positivism; structuralism; poststructuralism.
It consists of four sections: the first one focuses on their critique of Greek metaphysics and their own worldview; the second centers on their deconstruction of logocentralism; the third explores how they understand the nature of language and its relationship to thought and reality; and the fourth inquiries into their similarity and difference by comparing structuralism with poststructuralism.
Poststructuralism in its deconstructive phase was soon supplanted by the New Historicism.
The major focus of this day was providing delegates with a glimpse into the world of qualitative research with presentation and discussion of critical poststructuralism, qualitative research approaches such as historiography, phenomenology and grounded theory, feminist research and critical social theory, ethnography and participatory action research.