Translation of deconstruct in Spanish:

deconstruct

Pronunciation: /ˌdiːkənˈstrʌkt/

vt

  • 1 [Literature/Literatura] [Philosophy/Filosofía] [text/concept/film] deconstruir*
  • 2 (dismantle) [system/organization] desmantelar
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    • Deconstructing the novel becomes a metaphor for deconstructing Western metaphysics.
    • Moreover, don't these choices facilitate a feminist reading of the text, deconstructing sentimentality to expose masculine failings and feminine rebellion?
    • Worse still, whereas literature was once valued for the beauty of its language or its moral impact, the purpose of reading is now to deconstruct texts in terms of power relationships.
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    • In other words, he used common sense to deconstruct rhetorical falsehoods, pulling apart the suffocating mesh of collectivist lies one carefully observed thread at a time.
    • In reaction to this sort of perspective, cultural studies theorists tried to destroy or deconstruct the distinction between high art and popular culture.
    • For example, who could pick up a scientific paper and pull apart its conclusions, deconstruct its methodology, even understand what the bloody hell it is on about?

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