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deconstruction

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Philosophy, Literature
deconstructionde‧con‧struc‧tion /ˌdiːkənˈstrʌkʃən/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 RPALa method used in philosophy and the criticism of literature which claims that there is no single explanation of the meaning of a piece of writingdeconstruct /-ˈstrʌkt/ verb [transitive]
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deconstructionA deconstruction of the Twinkie might go something like this: First, there is a certain unabashed nakedness about them.Imagine that you are writing an essay, and want to refer to what Norris says about deconstruction.In fact, he suggests that speech act theory and deconstruction complement, rather than contradict, each other.A more contemporary comparison might be deconstruction, which tries to subvert the text by turning its own unacknowledged premises against it.Michael Ryan has looked for a rapprochement between deconstruction and Marxism.Similarly, structural analysis is replaced by deconstruction which also questions its objects rather than reflecting them.In literary theory they emerge as Marxism, phenomenology, existentialism, structuralism, poststructuralism, deconstruction.
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