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Deconstruction : an American institution

Author: Gregory Jones-Katz
Publisher: Chicago The University of Chicago Press 2021
Edition/Format:   Computer file : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The basic story of the rise, reign, and fall of deconstruction as a literary and philosophical groundswell is well known among scholars. In this intellectual history, Gregory Jones-Katz aims to transform the broader understanding of a movement that has been frequently misunderstood, mischaracterized, and left for dead...even as its principles and influence transformed literary studies and a host of other fields in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Jones-Katz
ISBN: 9780226536057 022653605X 9780226535869 022653586X 9780226536194 022653619X
OCLC Number: 1289770755
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: 1 Online-Ressource : Illustrationen
Responsibility: Gregory Jones-Katz.

Abstract:

The basic story of the rise, reign, and fall of deconstruction as a literary and philosophical groundswell is well known among scholars. In this intellectual history, Gregory Jones-Katz aims to transform the broader understanding of a movement that has been frequently misunderstood, mischaracterized, and left for dead...even as its principles and influence transformed literary studies and a host of other fields in the humanities. Deconstruction begins well before Jacques Derrida's initial American presentation of his deconstructive work in a famed lecture at Johns Hopkins University in 1966 and continues through several decades of theoretic growth and tumult. While much of the subsequent story remains focused, inevitably, on Yale University and the personalities and curriculum that came to be lumped under the "Yale school" umbrella, Deconstruction makes clear how crucial feminism, queer theory, and gender studies also were to the lifeblood of this mode of thought. Ultimately, Jones-Katz shows that deconstruction in the United States...so often caricatured as a French infection...was truly an American phenomenon, rooted in our preexisting political and intellectual tensions, that eventually came to influence unexpected corners of scholarship, politics, and culture.

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