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Synonyms for deconstruction

a philosophical theory of criticism (usually of literature or film) that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below its surface meaning

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He notes that pitting the evils of usury against Antonio's compassion does not result in a deconstructionist "impasse" because the merchant's borrowing of money is "now presented not only as permissible but also as a commendable act of Christian piety" (37).
Derrida, by contrast, as has been the wont of Deconstructionist Hopkinsians ever since Michael Sprinker a quarter-century ago, only pays attention (p.
Sometimes being a deconstructionist means seeing an unknown bright side.
presents John Paul Jones: America's First Sea Warrior, a biography that eschews both the blind idolization of past accounts and the inaccurately deconstructionist present accounts of Jones' amazing life.
Terms such as modernity, deconstructionist, Keynesian and supply-side theory may not resonate with the average high-school student.
For many, it was a return to abstract and deconstructionist roots.
Embarrassing to the deconstructionist brotherhood, that.
This new interpretation, though, is not without problems, for its roots in the deconstructionist movement have led some scholars to conclude that that the term, sodomy, is unspecific, unlocatable, and ultimately undefinable.
Maddin's deconstructionist ironic love letter to Busby Berkeley is also a love letter to Canadian cinema in general.
Fish is everything that Lukacs is not: a charter member of the deconstructionist club; an arch-priest of sophistical equivocation; a denier of literary paradigms, principles, moral truths, and intellectual foundations; a masterly spinner of deceptions, artifices, skepticisms--and confusions.
For the theoretical justification of this approach, the authors wander into the thicket of postmodernism, recognizing that all discourse analyses and deconstructionist critiques can lead to "a complete dead end" for purposes of social action.
Lucchessi's take on Moby-Dick may be profound revelation or deconstructionist over-reading, but it is most definitely a pleasure.
Barbara Johnson's 1984 "Metaphor, Metonymy, and Voice" marks the novel's adoption by deconstructionists; this unquestionably canonical essay (along with Johnson's equally powerful 1985 essay "Thresholds of Difference: Structures of Address in Zora Neale Hurston," not included in the Casebook) offers an exhilarating deconstructionist tour through the novel, showing deconstruction at its best, by both opening a text and challenging its readers.
He is also well aware of the positive contributions made by poststructuralist and deconstructionist critics of the Enlightenment such as Derrida, Lyotard, and Deleuze.
s deconstructionist revisionism is the question of his interpretation of the Christian gospel.