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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
3,226 words

One might sum up structuralism by saying that it is a theory that conceives of all cultural phenomena, including artistic ...

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Encyclopedia of Semiotics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Language reference, Linguistics
Length:
2,063 words

The school of thought that developed in France in the 1960s in the wake of Claude Lévi‐Strauss's landmark book, Anthropologie ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
1,777 words

Characteristics. ...

Structuralism is interdisciplinary, involving a variety of methods. It is not concerned with the intent of the author, the

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
429 words

A general theory of culture and method of analysis developed by Claude Lévi-Strauss in the 1950s and 1960s. Structuralism's origins ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
A theoretical approach in sociology that views social structures as being of greater importance than human actions. It often involves searching for the social reality that lies below ... More
Structuralism and Post-structuralism

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The Oxford Companion to Italian Literature

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
535 words

Structuralism in France was developed in the 1960s by figures working in various disciplines—linguisticians (Benveniste), psychoanalysts (Lacan ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
87 words

Twentieth‐century school of critical thought. Ferdinand de Saussure argued that underlying the everyday use of language is a language system ...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
199 words

One facet of a larger movement in modern literary criticism, associated particularly with Claude Lévi-Strauss, a philosophical anthropologist, and now ...

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
260 words

An interdisciplinary movement of thought which enjoyed a high vogue through the 1960s and early 1970s—when it acquired a certain ...

structuralist approaches

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Carol A. Bock

The Oxford Companion to the Brontes

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
Length:
1,437 words
Broadly defined, structuralism is a way of explaining how the human mind makes reality knowable. Structuralists contend that individual phenomena do not have inherent meaning and that ... More
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The New Oxford Companion to Literature in French

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Literature
Length:
1,399 words

Movement of thought which exerted a great influence on French intellectual and literary life in the post‐war period. It covers ...

structuralism and poststructuralism

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
958 words

Definitions of structuralism have undergone many transformations, but the term is most commonly associated with an intellectual movement that originated ...

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Christopher Tilley

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
1,842 words

Few theoretical frameworks have had a more profound impact on thinking in the social and historical sciences in the second ...

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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Current Version:
2005

a movement of thought which developed from the linguistic theory of Ferdinand de Saussure (1857–1913) and the practice of the Russian Formalists (...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
Length:
238 words
[Th] ... A theoretical approach, derived originally from the study of language, concerned with the identification of structures in social or cultural systems. A philosophy ... More
structuralism and post-structuralism

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Sally Banes

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Performing arts, Theatre
Length:
1,525 words
Important branches of twentieth-century European and American theory and criticism in the arts. The array of approaches collectively labelled post-structuralist theory, or simply ‘theory’, ... More

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