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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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The political significance of deconstruction is much contested, with Terry Eagleton's 1980s dismissal of it as 'politically evasive' (Literary Theory: An Introduction [Oxford: Blackwell, 1983], 148) appearing reductive and inaccurate yet leaving deconstructive critics struggling to articulate deconstruction's acutely political sensibility without mistakenly aligning it with a fixed political agenda.
The theory and practices in postcolonial literature are generally patterned by deconstructive passion of the globalized Empire, following in the footsteps of postmodern thinkers such as.
Chapters 2 through 4 show how the hermeneutic and deconstructive schools move from Heidegger in emphasizing this displacing action of language.
It makes the local neighbourhood a kind of inhabitable masterclass in deconstructive ornament, as if the tower were an Eric Owen Moss retrospective in architectural form.
In the podcast, Ruhmann discusses Albert Einstein's concept of insanity, relates it to the modern organizations' management processes and outlines the steps necessary to break the cycle of a deconstructive approach to effective leadership.
While I have published many essays that follow academic conventions of close reading, of deconstructive analysis, and of historicist explanation, those discursive conventions have seemed to me impediments to a real engagement with the Legitimation Crisis, which calls for a fundamental reorientation of scholarly theory, method, and social practice.
One of the outstanding strengths of the deconstructive current in literary criticism has been its caginess about .
For instance, Derrida greatly considered its main guru, in his arguments, conceives of deconstructive criticism as that, which aims to show that "any text inevitably undermines its own claims to have a determinate meaning, and licences the reader to produce his own meanings out of it by an activity of semantic free play (Derrida, 1988: 119).
It doesn't deserve deconstructive argument, suffice to say that mixing plastic bags with GDP statistics and pronouncements on poverty is irrational.
This deconstructive approach picks up from Jacques Derrida's late work on the topic of hospitality and is informed as well by Emmanuel Levinas, Tilottama Rajan, Paul de Man, Julia Kristeva, Walter Benjamin, and Jacques Lacan, among others.
While some are content to identify the imperial or patriarchal contexts within which the texts of the Bible were formed, others are prepared to acknowledge that Christian scriptures themselves are indelibly inscribed with the language of empire and violence and thereby offer a form of deconstructive critique of the texts.
Traditional and experimental, rhyming and free verse, conventional techniques and deconstructive strategies coexist, giving the volume a kaleidoscopic quality.
In contrast to the deconstructive aesthetic of many of this spring's museum shows, Havana-based duo Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodriguez draw inspiration from architecture, sculpture, and design to convey simple yet poignant political metaphors.
deconstructive, psychoanalytic, and Marxist models can be linked by their "family resemblance" to Darwin's description of a category of random variation that is accumulated in "certain definite directions" to produce what appears as a natural order.
The second chapter deals with methodology, especially with postcolonial theory as a deconstructive tool to be applied in missions and mission studies.