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1st Edition

Edited by Jonathan Culler


1,460 pages

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Hardback: 9780415340892
pub: 2006-06-23
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Structuralism is a broad intellectual movement in the humanities and social sciences that came to prominence in the 1960s. Representing the beginning of modern interdisciplinary work in what has come to be called "theory", it seeks not to explain the meaning of an object or event but to understand what made it possible.

Taking as their methodological model the successes of the structural linguistics inaugurated by Ferdinand de Saussure, a group of thinkers in such fields as anthropology, literary and cultural studies, sociology and philosophy developed ambitious programs for the interdisciplinary study of the systems by which human beings make the world intelligible.

Organized thematically, this four-volume collection explores the key areas of structuralism - and with a new introduction by the editor to guide the reader through the work, this is an essential collection of articles that provides a valuable research resource.

Table of Contents

Introduction Volume 1. Part 1: What is Structuralism? Part 2: Linguistics Volume 2. Part 3: Literary Studies Volume 3. Part 4: Psychoanalysis, Film and Cultural Studies Part 5: Politics, History, Philosophy Volume 4. Part 6: Anthropology Part 7: Debates and Critiques

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

This series provides concise, authoritative guides to key concepts in literary and cultural studies. Edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, the volumes consist of essential secondary literature. They give historical purchase on the development of the concept concerned and also provide students with a snapshot of current thinking.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory