Page 1 of 50 - About 500 essays
  • Structuralism : Structuralism And Structuralism

    1522 Words  | 7 Pages

    2.2. STRUCTURALISM As well as functionalism, structuralism has been influenced by the work of Durkheim, although the basic thrust for its development comes from linguistics. The work of the linguist Swiss Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) was the first and more important source of ideas structuralist. Although Saussure only wrote about the language, the ideas that developed were later incorporated into numerous disciplines, both the social sciences and humanities. Prior to the work of Saussure, the

  • Structuralism And Post-Structuralism In Language

    854 Words  | 4 Pages

    Structuralism originated in the works of Ferdinand de Saussure, a Swiss linguist in the 20th century. An attempt to study a specific whole as a complex system of interrelated parts, it soon came to be applied to many other fields. Structuralism is closely related to Semiotics and Saussure focused on the underlying system of language, ‘langue’ instead of the use of language. Yet, the discovery of ‘langue’ is possible only with an examination of parole, speech. Apart from favouring the synchronic development

  • French Structuralism: The Concept Of Language And French Structuralism

    756 Words  | 4 Pages

    Poststructuralism was derived to confront a different theory, structuralism, which was a dominant theory in Central Europe and America during the twentieth century. Structuralism emphasizes that there is forces in social live, which are created out of human activity but stand outside of human agency or intervention (Pg 393). There were different versions of structuralism, one that derived from France, which put great emphasis on language. Structural functionalism accentuates human social organization

  • Posttructuralism And Structuralism

    794 Words  | 4 Pages

    Poststructuralism mainly criticizes the dependence of structuralism on tradition and opposes traditional structuralism to focus research on objectivity and rationality. It attempts to restore irrational tendencies, pursue from the logic, but produce non-logical results. There is seldom a coherent theory in the field of poststructuralism, but each theory begins with a critique of Structuralism. Take the documentary as an example, in the view of the poststructuralist theorists, there is nothing else

  • The Literary Theory Of Structuralism

    1203 Words  | 5 Pages

    The literary theory of Structuralism attempts to explain the connections between concepts, images, and people. Particularly, the French Structuralists utilize the concept of binary comparisons in order to explain how everything relates to each other. This theory argues that people comprehend the world around them by the understanding the differences between objects or ideas and other objects or ideas, e.g. understanding the dark because it is not light. Children learn the concept of opposites

  • Structuralism And Semiotics In The Book Of Huckleberry Finn

    1614 Words  | 7 Pages

    Structuralism and Semiotics When you become a certain age level reading just comes naturally. Almost as if it becomes second nature to us which it should be. Our parents, then our teachers have been grinding and turning the wheels in our little, vulnerable, expanding minds ever since the beginning. So reading isn’t the hardest thing for most of us. Its the comprehending, and the understanding the work of literature is where the struggle begins. Even a few adults do not fully comprehend a vast majority

  • Essay on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Structuralism

    1899 Words  | 8 Pages

    Frankenstein and Structuralism    Professor John Lye of Brock University, California describes literary theory as: "a collection of related theoretical concepts and practices which are marked by a number of premises, although not all of the theoretical approaches share or agree on all of them."   The first segment of this essay aims to define the main views of structuralism, one of these theoretical approaches. Structuralism, in particular the work of Ferdinand de Saussure, created

  • Post Structuralism And Post Modernism

    1501 Words  | 7 Pages

    Hassrad and Cox (2013) sought to create a model that modernizes and adapts the Burrell and Morgan’s model to unpack the meta-theoretical assumptions of the paradigm not accounted for – post-structuralism, and more broadly, post modernism. This section will briefly discuss each of Burrell and Morgan’s original criteria in relation to the literature on third-order analysis to justify the use of this modification. Hassard and Cox see three main approaches to organizational theorizing, structural, anti-structural

  • Taking a Look at the Structuralism Movement

    590 Words  | 2 Pages

    Structuralism The foundation of the structuralism movement began with the idea that this was new theory. The structure of influence came from a combination of three anthropologists. Levi Strauss took the ideas of Marcell Mauss and Emilie Durkheim and applied them to the structure of cultural anthropology. His argument was that few factors separate us from apes/other animals due to language, culture, and myth. The use of structuralism is a relatively new and highly controversial theory. “The Academy

  • Structuralism and Reality in Wrestling Essay

    1205 Words  | 5 Pages

    When discussing structuralism, I find that it takes a realistic viewpoint of how the world is represented, as we essentially are awash in concepts and signs via the structures of communication and language. In this week's readings I found more depth to the ideas behind structuralism that my previous exposures, especially when looking to Roland Barthes' "The World of Wrestling" from his collection Mythologies. "The World of Wrestling" provided ample insight into how the structuralist idea of difference