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Poststructuralism : a very short introduction

Author: Catherine Belsey
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Very short introductions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Opening with a disagreement between Lewis Carroll's Alice and Humpty Dumpty over the question of meaning, this Very Short Introduction traces the key arguments that have led postructuralists to challenge traditional theories of language and culture." "While Catherine Belsey discusses such well-known figures as Barthes, Foucault, and Lacan, as well as Kristeva, Lyotard and Zizek, she also draws pertinent examples  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Belsey
ISBN: 0192801805 9780192801807
OCLC Number: 123324162
Description: 119 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: 1. Creatures of difference --
2. Difference and culture --
3. Difference and desire --
4. Difference or truth? --
5. Dissent.
Series Title: Very short introductions.
Responsibility: Catherine Belsey.

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Poststructuralism changes the way we understand the relations between human beings, their culture, and the world. Culture invests us with agency and choice, but also limits the possibilities. But the  Read more...

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