Simplifications: An Introduction to Structuralism and Post-structuralism

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Orient Blackswan, 2001 - Linguistics in literature - 559 pages
Simplifications brings to the Indian reader comprehensive overview of Western literary theory of post 1960s. A compendium of the dominant trends of the period, it introduces the reader to the thoughts and the ideas of important thinkers like Saussure, Lacan, Foucault and Derrida, among others. The book also gives a brief introduction to the post-colonial theory and the questions of politics, quoting extensively from several important thinkers. It encapsulates structuralism, post-structuralism and post-colonialism and is a valuable reference for post-graduate students of literature and the social sciences and anyone who is interested in the subject.

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Contents

Polemical Introduction
13
Language 1
68
Literature 1
141
Brief Interlude with
196
Language and Literature
207
Introduction
301
After Structuralism
320
Politics and our Western Inheritance
467
The PostColonial Condition
488
The Terminal Section
513
Booklist
522
Some Useful Websites on the Internet
548
Copyright

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