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struc·tur·al·ism

(strŭk'chūr-ăl-izm),
A branch of psychology interested in the basic structure and elements of consciousness.
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The dissolution of this racist distinction, is one of the most noteworthy contributions of structuralism to modern thought in the social science and literature, a contribution that has proved of immense benefit so far to African literature.
The "Soldiers of Baltimore," or how Structuralism arrived to the U.
At the peak of structuralism, not all Latin American countries embraced it equally forcefully.
There is no contradiction, he believes, between Quinean realism, holism, and structuralism.
Structuralism has had its fair share of supporters over the years too.
Poststructuralism effectively turned structuralism against itself by insisting that structuralist readings only make sense within constantly changing and ultimately subjective contexts: What Levi-Strauss's readings really exposed was the structure of his thought; other readers would have other responses.
It was when she pushed beyond the boundaries of Structuralism, however, that Wieland's films really flourished.
Review of From Symbolism to Structuralism, by James Boon.
This theory is phenomenological in spirit and overlaps earlier twentieth-century critical approaches like postmodernism and structuralism, which I will not take up here.
De Castris' true antagonists are the various devotees of literary science and hermeneutics: all the varieties of formalism, structuralism, and post-structuralisms, to which he dedicates the greater part of his book.
As the New Criticism lost its power, critics turned in the late 1960s and early 1970s to developments in continental criticism, especially French structuralism.
His theories on literature were drawn from such varied fields as sociology, anthropology, psychoanalysis, linguistics, and, most particularly, semiology (the study of signs) and structuralism.

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