post-struc·​tur·​al·​ism ˌpōs(t)-ˈstrək-chə-rə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce post-structuralism (audio)
: a movement or theory (such as deconstruction) that views the descriptive premise of structuralism as contradicted by reliance on borrowed concepts or differential terms and categories and sees inquiry as inevitably shaped by discursive and interpretive practices
post-structuralist adjective or noun

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First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of post-structuralism was in 1975

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“Post-structuralism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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