Structuralism And Poststructuralism For Beginners by Donald PalmerStructuralism And Poststructuralism For Beginners by Donald Palmer

Structuralism And Poststructuralism For Beginners

byDonald PalmerIllustratorDonald D. Palmer

Paperback | August 21, 2007

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Structuralism and Poststructuralism For Beginners is an illustrated tour through the mysterious landscape of Structuralism and Poststructuralism. The book's starting point is the linguistic theory of Ferdinand de Sausser. The book moves on to the anthropologist and literary critic Claude Lévi-Strauss; the semiologost and literary critic Roland Barthes; the Marxist philosopher Louis Althusser; the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan; the deconstructionist Jacques Derrida. Learn among other things, why structuralists say:
Reality is composed of not Things, but Relationships
Every "object" is both a presence and an absence
The total system is present in each of its parts
The parts are more real than the whole
The book concludes by examining the postmodern obsession with language and with the radical claim of the disappearance of the individual - obsessions that unite the work of all these theorists.
Donald Palmer is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the College of Marin in Kentfield, California. Currently he is Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Title:Structuralism And Poststructuralism For BeginnersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.35 × 7.56 × 0.35 inPublished:August 21, 2007Publisher:For Beginner BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1934389102

ISBN - 13:9781934389102

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