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    intellect, a more ambitious form of critical approach seemed demanded which was the structural one. Undoubtedly, ‘new’ ideas often provoke anti-intellectual reactions and this has been especially true of the reception of the theories of ‘structuralism’ (Selden 51). Structuralism has had a profound impact on disciplines ranging from literary theory to sociology; from history to psychoanalysis. Structuralist approaches to literature challenge some of the most cherished beliefs and assumptions of the ordinary

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    meaning making, that are humanism and post-structuralism, have competing perspectives of the way ideals, beliefs and practises are produced and constructed and arguments are made in support for and against these notions. Humanism is the belief in universal principles and that the meaning of objects, persons or texts is inherent in the thing itself. Humanism is founded on dichotomous logic and rationality, their reasoning is objective. Contrastingly post-structuralism is more concerned with meaning making

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    Lacan’s theory is a form of structuralism because it expansively talks about the tenets of human culture. As advanced by the structuralism theory, human culture is understood from the idea that, there is a larger relationship between structures of human existence. Lacan posits that human culture stems from its relationship with overarching systems. Lacan’s theory argues that human phenomena do not have value without the relationship that ensues with other structures. In other words, Lacan is candid

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    Important Predecessors of Post-structuralism: I. Formalism: Formalism was a literary school of criticism that influenced Structuralism to a great extent. It was influential mainly in Russia from 1910s to the early 1930s. As its name suggests it asserted the importance of form over content of the work. In this sense, they were anti-Platonic. Because Plato had considered content as more significant and supreme than form to determine a work’s literary quality in his Republic and Laws (1). Thus, it

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    sociological approaches to mental health work. The assorted qualities reflects more extensive uncertain inside the fields of the humanism of the callings. Thus, these debates inside the field are joined with divisions inside social hypothesis, with post-structuralism speaking to the latest member in verbal confrontations about how well-being experts are to be seen in the public eye. Later in the section, sociological streams outside chip away at the callings have additionally been powerful in a few examinations

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    Pop Art, Postmodernism, and World War II Pop Art, a form of Postmodernism, describes the genre of art during and after WW2. The question I am exploring within this topic is why did the influence of the time period of World War II create such sexual and abstract works of art ? The points of view I encountered delivered two basic positions on the same issue. I studied a web site as well that offered graphics to support and explain it’s position (http://www.azstarnet.com/~nik/AME/time/popart/index

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    To focus on the areas selected should by no means detract from the importance of other aspects of his work which have not been included here. Foucault lived through the rise of Stalinism, and the Second World War (Mills 1997). He was living in a post-totalitarian era which had fundamentally changed the world, and he saw that new ways of making sense of society were necessary. Lik... ... middle of paper ... ... of Governmentality, Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 32 (1): 41–60 McLaren

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    Life and Death

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    pregnant state, life in Jig’s womb. Works Cited Hemingway, Ernest. “Hills Like White Elephants.” Literature Approaches to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. Ed. DiYanni, Robert. 2nd ed. New York. Mc Grew Hill. 2008. 400-03. Print. Smithson, Isaiah. “Structuralism as a Method of Literary Criticism.” College English. Vol. 37, No. 2. National Council of Teacher of English. 1975. 145-59. Web. Webster, Richard. Structuralist Theology. Texas. Suffolk cards. 2002. Web.

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    Binary Oppositions in Leda and the Swan

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    Binary Oppositions in Leda and the Swan Yeats' "Leda and the Swan" uses the binary oppositions of the beauty and viciousness of Zeus as a swan and the helplessness and eventual strength of Leda, Yeats reveals that even the mightiest entities may suffer the consequences of their misuse of power. In "Leda and the Swan," the beauty of the swan is contrasted with the physical attributes of a swan who acts out his male animalistic power over his female prey, demonstrating the raw male and female

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    The Self and Society in Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening For the speaker of Robert Frost's poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," the time that he takes to stop and view the woods is unusual; his duties and responsibilities don't allow for him to linger. Even so, the speaker finds great pleasure in this unexpected pause in his journey. The binary oppositions present in the poem indicate that, regardless of his responsibilities, the speaker would like to remain in the woods and take

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