Simplifications: An Introduction to Structuralism and Post-structuralism
Orient Blackswan, 2001 - 559 pages
Simplifications brings to the Indian reader comprehensive overview of Western literary theory of post 1960s. A compendium of the dominant trends of the period, it introduces the reader to the thoughts and the ideas of important thinkers like Saussure, Lacan, Foucault and Derrida, among others. The book also gives a brief introduction to the post-colonial theory and the questions of politics, quoting extensively from several important thinkers. It encapsulates structuralism, post-structuralism and post-colonialism and is a valuable reference for post-graduate students of literature and the social sciences and anyone who is interested in the subject.
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Polemical Introduction 1
Brief Interlude with
Language and Literature
Politics and our Western Inheritance
The PostColonial Condition
The Terminal Section
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