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Structuralism stresses the research of structures and meanings of structures in understanding the entities. 

  • The simple basic structural elements of culture, society and linguistics combine to form complex phenomena with equally complex meanings.
  • You can use structuralism in various research orientations and disciplines.

Structuralism aims at either or both:

  • Examining the structural forms or models of the phenomenon.
  • Applying forms or models, which explain the internal structure, to the researched phenomenon.

Structuralism is a contrast orientation to existentialism.

Post-structuralism is a critique of structuralism.

Links to more information:

Structuralism. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

Structuralism. New World Encyclopedia.

Glazer, Mark, 1996. Structuralism. The University of Texas-Pan American.

Definitions of Structuralism, 1998. Critical approaches. Bedford Books.

Lye, John, 1996. Some Elements of Structuralism and its Application to Literary Theory. Brock University.

Phillips, John William. Structuralism and Semiotics. National University of Singapore.

Rabaté, Jean Michel. Introduction 2003: Are you history? In Sturrock, John ja Rabaté, Jean-Michel, 2003. Structuralism. Second Edition. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.