post-structuralism

noun
post-struc·​tur·​al·​ism | \ ˌpōs(t)-ˈstrək-chə-rə-ˌli-zəm How to pronounce post-structuralism (audio) , -ˈstrək-shrə- \

Definition of post-structuralism

: 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

Other Words from post-structuralism

post-structuralist \ ˌpōs(t)-​ˈstrək-​chə-​rə-​list How to pronounce post-structuralism (audio) , -​ˈstrək-​shrə-​ \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of post-structuralism

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Post-structuralism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/post-structuralism. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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