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...m the text should be considered. That is to say, concepts such as “human nature” are not really ostensible, stable facts of how the world “really is,” but are contingent on the above factors. Essentially, deconstruction looks into how knowledge is produced.
In contrast, the structuralism popular in 1950s and 1960s France focused on the study of the structure of cultural products interpreted through linguistic frameworks. It was essentially a synchronic practice that attempted to analyses cultural products as objectively and scientifically as possible. The value that poststructuralism or deconstruction seemed to have was in the fact that it took an essentially diachronic view, looking historically at the descriptive methods used by structuralists. It forced a redefinition of concepts taken for granted and highlighted the potential biases inherent in our knowledge.
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