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Understanding poststructuralism / James Williams.

Author/Creator:
Williams, James, 1965-, author.
Publication:
London ; New York : Routledge, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (193 p.)
Series:
Understanding movements in modern thought.
Understanding movements in modern thought
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Subjects:
Poststructuralism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Understanding Poststructuralism presents a lucid guide to some of the most exciting and controversial ideas in contemporary thought. This is the first introduction to poststructuralism through its major theorists - Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault, Lyotard, Kristeva - and their central texts. Each chapter takes the reader through a key text, providing detailed summaries of the main points of each and a critical and detailed analysis of their central arguments. Ideas are clearly explained in terms of their value to both critical thinking and to contemporary issues. Criticisms of poststructuralism are
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1 Introduction: what is poststructuralism?; 2 Poststructuralism as deconstruction: Jacques Derrida's Of Grammatology; 3 Poststructuralism as philosophy of difference: Gilles Deleuze's Difference and Repetition; 4 Poststructuralism as philosophy of the event: Lyotard's Discours, figure; 5 Poststructuralism, history, genealogy: Michel Foucault's The Archaeology of Knowledge; 6 Poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, linguistics: Julia Kristeva's Revolution in Poetic Language
7 Poststructuralism into the futureQuestions for discussion and revision; Further reading; Publications timeline; Index
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
First published in 2005 by Acumen.
ISBN:
1-317-49420-2
1-317-49421-0
1-315-71219-9
1-282-92164-9
9786612921643
1-84465-368-4
OCLC:
898771521
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9781315712192 doi