a variation of structuralism, often seen as a critique, emphasizing plurality of meaning and instability of concepts that structuralism uses to define society, language, etc.
- post·struc·tur·al·ist, adjective, noun
- post·struc·tur·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for poststructuralism
an approach to literature that, proceeding from the tenets of structuralism, maintains that, as words have no absolute meaning, any text is open to an unlimited range of interpretations
- poststructuralist, noun, adjective
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