Poststructuralism A Very Short Introduction

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Poststructuralism  A Very Short Introduction

Poststructuralism changes the way we understand the relations between human beings, their culture, and the world. Following a brief account of the historical relationship between structuralism and poststructuralism, this Very Short Introduction traces the key arguments that have led poststructuralists to challenge traditional theories of language and culture. Whilst the author discusses such well-known figures as Barthes, Foucault, Derrida, and Lacan, she also draws pertinent examples from literature, art, film, and popular culture, unfolding the postructuralist account of what it means to be a human being. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Catherine Belsey
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-08-22 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

Poststructuralism changes the way we understand the relations between human beings, their culture, and the world. Following a brief account of the historical relationship between structuralism and poststructuralism, this Very Short Introduction traces the key arguments that have led poststructuralists to challenge traditional theories of language and culture. Whilst the
Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Catherine Belsey
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-08-22 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

Poststructuralism changes the way we understand the relations between human beings, their culture, and the world. Following a brief account of the historical relationship between structuralism and poststructuralism, this Very Short Introduction traces the key arguments that have led poststructuralists to challenge traditional theories of language and culture. Whilst the
Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 184
Authors: Jonathan Culler
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-07-28 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in this Very Short Introduction to literary theory. Often a controversial subject, said to have transformed the study of culture
Barthes: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Jonathan Culler
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-02-21 - Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

Roland Barthes was the leading figure of French Structuralism, the theoretical movement of the 1960s which revolutionized the study of literature and culture, as well as history and psychoanalysis. But Barthes was a man who disliked orthodoxies. His shifting positions and theoretical interests make him hard to grasp and assess.
Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Thomas Flynn
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-10-12 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

Existentialism was one of the leading philosophical movements of the twentieth century. Focusing on its seven leading figures, Sartre, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Kierkegaard, de Beauvoir, Merleau-Ponty and Camus, this Very Short Introduction provides a clear account of the key themes of the movement which emphasized individuality, free will, and personal responsibility