This volume is a concise introduction to the critical theories of deconstruction and poststructuralism. It traces the emergence of these theories, and discusses and critically evaluates thinkers such Derrida, Foucault and Levi-Strauss, among many others. Deconstruction and Poststructuralism familiarises readers with all major developments in these fields, and their use in critically evaluating a broad range of texts. The book is an invaluable guide to students of literature, history, cultural studies and other related fields.
Bibhash Choudhury is Professor of English at Gauhati University, Assam.
1. Introducing Deconstruction
The Term and Its Operative Dimensions
The Terms of Engagement
3. Looking at Texts
Deconstruction and Reading of Literature
4. Structure and After
The Advent of Poststructuralism
5. The Challenge to ‘Truth’ and ‘Reality’
6. Poststructuralism Across Disciplines
Glossary of Select Terms