John Sturrock's classic explication of Structuralism represents the most succinct and balanced survey available of a major critical movement associated with the thought of such key figures as Levi-Strauss, Foucault, Barthes, Lacan and Althusser. Originally celebrated for the way it negotiated a reasoned way between what were extremely impassioned factions of evangelists and their opponents, the book still offers the best and most readily accessible account of the subject. As critics now prove to be increasingly eager to reappraise Structuralism, this edition, with a new introduction by the leading contemporary French theorist, Jean-Michel Rabate, could not be more timely or convenient for the student of critical or literary theory.
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This edition of Sturrock's work on structuralism includes an introduction from Jean-Michel Rabate, which makes some account of the book itself and then explores developments in the reception of structuralist theory in the past five to ten years.
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Introduction 2003: Are you History? Jean-Michel Rabate. Introduction to the second edition: John Sturrock. Language. Social Sciences. Semiotics. Literature. Post-Structuralism. Conclusion. Further Reading. Notes. Index.
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John Sturrock is a former literary journalist, sometime deputy editor of the TLS, and a journalist on the London Review of Books. Jean-Michel Rabat teaches in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania and was a student of Helene Cixous and of Jacques Derrida at the Ecole Normale Superieure. He is signed to write our Manifesto on The Future of Theory. He has written a thesis on Joyce, Pound and Hermann Broch. He has published books on Pound (Language, Sexuality and Ideology in the Cantos), on Joyce (Authorized Reader; Joyce Upon the Void), on Beckett (Beckett avant Beckett), on Thomas Bernhard (Thomas Bernhard) and on a variety of problems connected with critical theory and the aesthetics of modernism (La Beaut' AmSre, La Penultieme est morte, published in English as Ghosts of Modernity.) He is also a Director for the College International de Philosophic (Paris). He is currently editing the proceedings of a Roland Barthes Conference at U Penn. For twelve years he was a Professor of English Literature in Dijon, and he has also taught in Paris, and in Montreal.