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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005

was not so much a movement as a practice of reading, a learned habit of scepticism. It was chiefly associated with the work of the ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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2010
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Art & Architecture
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150 words
A highly influential, anti-authoritarian approach to the problem of the interpretation and possible meanings of works of art. Its origins lie in the field of linguistic studies as ... More
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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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90 words

Key approach in literary criticism. It was pioneered by Jacques Derrida (1930–2004), who resisted a precise definition of

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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2010
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Religion
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185 words

A term used in modern secular literary criticism (e.g. by Jacques Derrida) and borrowed by biblical scholars to indicate

deconstruction

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Sarah Richmond

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
Subject:
Philosophy
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636 words
Introduced into philosophy by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida in the late 1960s, the term ‘deconstruction’ is now chiefly associated, despite the disclaimers of its originator, with ... More
Deconstruction

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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219 words

a procedure of poststructuralism, often used as a label for this trend in thinking. It is a method of

Deconstruction and Feminism

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Lisa Walker

The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States

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2005
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1,683 words
are two late-twentieth-century movements connected by their shared interest in critiquing established Western philosophical and political traditions. The relationship between feminism and ... More
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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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2007
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Language reference, Linguistics
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1,740 words

A theoretical and ethical activity that came to prominence in philosophy and literary criticism during the 1960s, deconstruction is not

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