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Structuralism/ Post-Structuralism

Core definition

Structuralism is a theoretical positioning that observable social phenomena are the products of unobservable social structures, and that these hidden structures underlie the apparent randomness of things like cultures, languages, and texts. Post-structuralism emerged as a critique of structuralism's search for ...

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