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What did you love best about Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction?
In five chapters the author presents us the multiple post structuralism theory. From Saussure to Lyotard, including Levi-Strauss, Althusser, Foucault, Barthes, Kristeva, Derrida, Lacan and Zizek. Sex, Art, Politics, Literature and Ethics are some of the depicted themes.
What other book might you compare Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction to and why?
Barthes's books about Semiology.
Which scene was your favorite?
The analysis of a the dialogue between Alice and Humpty Dumpty.
What’s the most interesting tidbit you’ve picked up from this book?
After poststructuralism, meanings are not given, but can be changed or deconstructed.If value emanate from language and Language divides the world differently from culture to culture. Then, no appeal to a grounding reality. That is the question of XXI century: values can change, since values are different from themselves. This idea comes from Saussure's signifiers as difference.
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Belsey has thoroughly bought all the arguments of her subject matter, with not even a hint of critical thinking. The merit of the book is a view into the mind of the indoctrinated.
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