Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction

Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 106.68 x 167.64 x 10.16mm | 90.72g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • w. 9 figs.
  • 0192801805
  • 9780192801807
  • 9,263

Table of contents

1. Creatures of Difference ; 2. Difference and culture ; 3. Difference and desire ; 4. Difference or truth? ; 5. Dissent
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A wonderfully clear account * Guardian *
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About Catherine Belsey

Professor Catherine Belsey was Fellow and Tutor at New Hall, Cambridge from 1969 to 1975. She currently chairs the Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory at Cardiff University.
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