Poststructuralism: A Very Short Introduction
- Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
- Length: 3 hrs and 38 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-05-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Audible Studios
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ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These 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 accessible.
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By Marta D'Agord on 03-17-15
An excellent map to poststructuralism
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.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
By Daniel on 09-30-14
The indoctrinated preaching to the choir
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.
5 of 17 people found this review helpful