Definition of structuralism in English:
- His work fuses elements of American structuralism, the narrative avant-garde and experimental documentary.
- Poststructuralism is beyond structuralism and focuses on ‘social discourses’ that shape meaning within the reader's mind.
- The methods of structuralism and poststructuralism have been beneficial to the study of visual material in various respects.
- Until the 1960s this remained the intellectual agenda of U.S. anthropology, which largely ignored the emergence of both functionalism and structuralism in Europe.
- There was an immediate affinity between the two, since in France structuralism represented a revolt against the existentialist idea of the self.
- Instead, he mobilizes the logical modalities for his eliminative structuralism.
Originating in the structural linguistics of Ferdinand de Saussure and extended into anthropology by Claude Lévi-Strauss, structuralism was adapted to a wide range of social and cultural studies, especially in the 1960s, by writers such as Roland Barthes, Louis Althusser, and Jacques Lacan
- Example sentences
- Said remarked that structuralists stood at ‘the beginning of a new era’.
- As one of theater's finest structuralists, Cooney writes plays that are a maze of interrelated elements.
- ‘He was a poet rather than a rigid structuralist like the pure modernists,’ Bell said.
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