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What is Poststructuralism? Robert John Parkes

What is Poststructuralism?

Robert John Parkes

Published October 28th 2012
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35 pages
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Poststructuralism is one of the most important social theories to have emerged from Europe in the late Twentieth Century, yet it remains notoriously difficult to define. With a mission to make theory make sense, this concise introductory textMorePoststructuralism is one of the most important social theories to have emerged from Europe in the late Twentieth Century, yet it remains notoriously difficult to define. With a mission to make theory make sense, this concise introductory text provides: (1) an original and accessible guide to the three orientations that underpin poststructural thought- (2) a brief genealogy of poststructuralism including an exploration of its relationship to the philosophy of structuralism- and (3) a succinct outline of, and response to, the main criticisms of poststructural theory. Deliberately short and to the point, and relatively free of esoteric technical jargon, this will be a welcome text for busy university students and scholars wanting to gain a rapid understanding of poststructural thought.