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Post-structuralism stresses the view that different cultural and social meanings are formed in research.

  • A priori structures in cultures or societies do not exist
  • knowledge and truths about structures are always subjective.
  • generated as a critic towards structuralism
  • is a loose denominator for various orientations in philosophy of science or theories of knowledge, which stress subjectivity and criticise a priori truths and holistic explanation models.

Post-structuralism, like deconstruction, is related to postmodern thinking.

Links to more information:

Post-structuralism. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

Lye, John, 1997. Some Post-Structural Assumptions. Brock University.

Thwaite, Mark, 2004. What is poststructuralism? ReadySteadyBook.

Jones, Roger. Post Structuralism.

Meyerhoff, Jeff, 2006. Poststructuralism and postmodernism. Chapter 7 in Bald ambition. A Critique of Ken Wilber's Theory of Everything. Integral World.