Belsey: Very Short Introduction Poststructuralism


Catalogue No: 9780192801807
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Department: Biographies & Reference - Books & Literature (Classical)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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An accessible and lively introduction to postructuralism

•Illustrated with familiar examples showing the implications of poststructuralist theories
•Explains the logic of the poststructuralist account of the world
•Challenges the common misreading of poststructuralist theory
•Discusses well-known figures, such as Barthes, Foucault, Lacan, and Derrida

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.

Readership: Anyone interested in current debates about culture, ethics, and sexual politics.Students and teachers in all humanities disciplines, especially English, Cultural Studies, Art History, Philosophy, and Law.


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