Fifty Key Contemporary Thinkers: From Structuralism to Post-Humanism (Routledge Key Guides)

Fifty Key Contemporary Thinkers: From Structuralism to Post-Humanism (Routledge Key Guides)

John Lechte

Language: English

Pages: 460

ISBN: 041532694X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

This revised second edition from our bestselling Key Guides includes brand new entries on some of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth- and twenty-first century: Zizek, Bergson, Husserl, Heidegger, Butler and Haraway.

With a new introduction by the author, sections on phenomenology and the post-human, full cross-referencing and up-to-date guides to major primary and secondary texts, this is an essential resource to contemporary critical thought for undergraduates and the interested reader.

From the culture industry to the society of the spectacle: Critical theory and the situationist international, in No Social Science without Critical Theory (Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Volume 25)

The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays

The Sunday of the Negative: Reading Bataille Reading Hegel (SUNY Series in Hegelian Studies)

Global Lies?: Propaganda, the UN and World Order











preceding choice limiting the scope of a succeeding choice. 2 Phrase structure grammar: this corresponds to parsing (the classification of constituent elements of the ‘surface’ structure of a sentence), and is concerned with the multiple meanings possible in the same phrase constituents: ‘old men and women’ (to take the example given by Lyons) can mean ‘(old men) and women’, or, ‘old (men and women)’. 3 Transformational grammar: this is a way of deriving a new constituent structure (e.g. active

narrator, and a narration in first person), ‘hero’ (as narrator and as 90 GE´RARD GENETTE narrated), ‘functions of the narrator’ (to tell the story; to facilitate the internal organisation of the text; to ensure the narrative situation of narrator and reader; to ensure the affective, moral or intellectual status of the narrative; to give vent to an ideology), and the ‘recipient’ (narrataire) of the narration as this is marked within the narration itself. In addition to ‘Voice’, Genette also

Structures of Kinship, trans. J. H. Bell and John von Sturmer, Boston: Beacon Press. (1966 [1962]) The Savage Mind, (translated from the French), London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. (1963 [1962]) Totemism Today, trans. Rodney Needham, Boston: Beacon Press. Further reading Badcock, C. R. (1975), Le´vi-Strauss: Structuralism and Sociological Theory, London: Hutchinson. Pace, David (1983), Claude Le´vi-Strauss, The Bearer of Ashes, Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul. CHRISTIAN METZ (1931–1993) Born in 1931

to infinity? (see on this point, Derrida and Spire 2002: 38–42). It is also true, of course, that one obsessive attracts another, and that those who have been Derrida’s strongest critics are often those who have become obsessed with protecting the status quo with regard to thinking, right down to ‘correct’ punctuation. Whatever the case, the phenomenon that is, and was, Derrida, has had an impact on culture that is almost unmatched in the current era. References Derrida, Jacques (2001), The Work

Pleasure of the Text, trans. Richard Miller, New York: Hill & Wang. (1974 [1970]) S/Z, trans. Richard Miller, New York: Hill & Wang. (1973 [1957]) Mythologies, trans. Annette Lavers, St Albans, Herts: Paladin. (1972 [1964]) Critical Essays, trans. Richard Howard, Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press. Further reading Allen, Graham (2003), Roland Barthes, London and New York: Routledge. Gane, Mike and Gane, Nicholas, eds, (2004), Roland Bathes, London and Thousand Oaks: Sage. Knight,

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