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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-17, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International, http://www.qualityresearchinternational.com/socialresearch/

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 2 January, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2017.

 

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Post-structuralism


core definition

Post-structuralism is a term used to represent a movement, initially in literature and linguistics that reacted against structuralism.


explanatory context

Post-structuralism is associated with deconstructivism and postmodernism and neo-neitschzianism.


Post-structuralism was first mooted in America at a conference in 1966 at Johns Hopkins University called 'The Language of Criticism and the Sciences of Man'. It was attended by French post-structuralists including Derrida.


America took post-structuralism to heart and developed and institutionalised it.


analytical review

The McGraw-Hill (2004) Sociological Theory site Glossary defines 'poststructuralist' as:

A theorist, like Bourdieu, who has been influenced by a structuralist perspective but who has moved beyond it to synthesize it with other theoretical ideas and perspectives.


associated issues

 


related areas

See also

deconstructivism

linguistics

neo-neitschzianism

postmodernism

structuralism


Sources

McGraw-Hill, 2004, Sociological Theory: Glossary , available at http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072817186/student_view0/glossary.html, accessed 14 May 2013, page not available 24 December 2016.


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