Deconstruction For Beginners

Following up on the success of Derrida For Beginners, Jim Powell’s Deconstruction For Beginners is an irreverent romp through deconstructive domains.

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Author: Jim Powell

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781939994035

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

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Deconstruction is so labyrinthine (and rumored to be fatal) that it’s become the monster that murdered philosophy. When Jacques Derrida, the father of deconstruction, uses buzz-words such as “phallogocentrism” and “transcendental signified,” humanities students and aspiring philosophers may get weak in the knees. Following up on the success of Derrida For Beginners, Jim Powell’s Deconstruction For Beginners is an irreverent romp through deconstructive domains. Though Powell offers lucid explanations of the most important deconstructive ideas and texts, he also dive into lesser known works. One of these, The Right to Look, finds Derrida offering his thoughts on a photo-novella consisting of images of women making love with each other. Powell then goes on to explore how deconstruction, like an unruly mistress, has escaped Derrida, especially in the realm of architecture. Then, based on Derrida’s assertion that deconstruction happens differently in different cultures, Powell examines how – through Buddhism and Taoism – deconstruction took place in ancient India, Japan, and China.

Derrida For Beginners

What you need, Ducky, is Derrida For Beginners by James Powell! Jim Powell’s Derrida For Beginners is the clearest explanation of Derrida and deconstruction presently available in our solar system.

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Author: Jim Powell

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781939994059

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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In 1966, Jacques Derrida gave a lecture at Johns Hopkins University that cast the entire history of Western Philosophy into doubt. The following year, Derrida published three brilliant but mystifying books that convinced the pollsters that he was the most important philosopher of the late 20th Century. Unfortunately, nobody was sure whether the intellectual movement that he spawned – Deconstruction – advanced philosophy or murdered it. The truth? – Derrida is one of those annoying geniuses you can take a class on, read half-a-dozen books by and still have no idea what he’s talking about. Derrida’s ‘writing’ – confusing doesn’t begin to describe it (it’s like he’s pulling the rug out from under the rug that he pulled out from under philosophy.) But beneath the confusion, like the heartbeat of a bird in your hand, you can feel Derrida’s electric genius. It draws you to it; you want to understand it... but it’s so confusing. What you need, Ducky, is Derrida For Beginners by James Powell! Jim Powell’s Derrida For Beginners is the clearest explanation of Derrida and deconstruction presently available in our solar system. Powell guides us through blindingly obscure texts like Of Grammatology (Derrida’s deconstruction of Saussure, Lévi Strauss, and Rousseau), “Différance” (his essay on language and life), Dissemination (his dismantling of Plato, his rap on Mallarmé), and Derrida’s other masterpieces (the mere titles can make strong men tremble in terror – Glas, Signéponge/Signsponge, The Post Card, and Specters of Marx.) Readers will learn the coolest Derridian buzzwords (e.g., intertextuality, binary oppositions, hymen, sous rature, arche-writing, phallogocentrism), the high-and-low lights of deconstruction’s history (including the DeMan controvercy), and the various criticisms of Derrida and deconstruction, including Camille Paglia’s objection that America, the rock-n-roll nation, isn’t formal enough to need deconstruction. The master, however, begs to disagree: “America is Deconstruction” -Jacques Derrida

Deconstruction for Beginners

Following up on the success of Derrida For Beginners, Jim Powell's Deconstruction For Beginners is an irreverent romp through deconstructive domains.

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Author: Jim Powell

Publisher:

ISBN: 9790863169983

Category: Deconstruction

Page: 160

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"Deconstruction is so labyrinthine (and rumored to be fatal) that it's become the monster that murdered philosophy. When Jacques Derrida, the father of deconstruction, uses buzz-words such as "phallogocentrism" and "transcendental signified," humanities students and aspiring philosophers may get weak in the knees. Following up on the success of Derrida For Beginners, Jim Powell's Deconstruction For Beginners is an irreverent romp through deconstructive domains. Though Powell offers lucid explanations of the most important deconstructive ideas and texts, he also dive into lesser known works. One of these, The Right to Look, finds Derrida offering his thoughts on a photo-novella consisting of images of women making love with each other. Powell then goes on to explore how deconstruction, like an unruly mistress, has escaped Derrida, especially in the realm of architecture. Then, based on Derrida's assertion that deconstruction happens differently in different cultures, Powell examines how--through Buddhism and Taoism--deconstruction took place in ancient India, Japan, and China."--Publisher description.

Postmodernism For Beginners

The book also discusses postmodern artifacts such as Madonna, cyberpunk, Buddhist ecology, and teledildonics.

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Author: Jim Powell

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781939994196

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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If you are like most people, you’re not sure what Postmodernism is. And if this were like most books on the subject, it probably wouldn’t tell you. Besides what a few grumpy critics claim, Postmodernism is not a bunch of meaningless intellectual mind games. On the contrary, it is a reaction to the most profound spiritual and philosophical crisis of our time – the failure of the Enlightenment. Jim Powell takes the position that Postmodernism is a series of “maps” that help people find their way through a changing world. Postmodernism For Beginners features the thoughts of Foucault on power and knowledge, Jameson on mapping the postmodern, Baudrillard on the media, Harvey on time-space compression, Derrida on deconstruction and Deleuze and Guattari on rhizomes. The book also discusses postmodern artifacts such as Madonna, cyberpunk, Buddhist ecology, and teledildonics.

Climate Change For Beginners

... BEGINNERS BUKOWSKI FOR BEGINNERS CHOMSKY FOR BEGINNERS:
CIVIL RIGHTS FOR BEGINNERS: DADA & SURREALISM FOR BEGINNERS:
DANTE FOR BEGINNERS: DECONSTRUCTION FOR BEGINNERS:
DEMOCRACY ...

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Author: Dean Goodwin

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781939994691

Category: Science

Page: 144

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Year after year science continually proves that global climate change is real. But what does it all really mean and what can or should we do about it? Climate Change For Beginners is a clear, fluid narrative by a leading scientist and educator who takes a scrupulously balanced approach in explaining the history of global climate monitoring and change, and the whos, hows, whats, whens, wheres and whys of the interaction between human activity and recent trends in the Earth’s climate. Working from the premise that no one can do everything, but everyone can do something, Dean Goodwin challenges readers with experiments they can conduct to gain a better understanding of the science underlying the problems facing our planet and concludes with a list of 50 easy actions readers can choose from to start doing their part in the effort to slow or stop global warming. Replaces previous edition, ISBN 9781934389430.

The Official Xbox Magazine

... with a horrifying crunch , barely alive ( somehow ) . Even our onlooking
Rockstar reps visibly winced . The next story mission we tackled produced the
same results on everyone in the room . In " Deconstruction for Beginners , " we
had to ...

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ISBN: PSU:000059665397

Category: Video games

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The New Yorker

... and the obvious and stilted way that the plot unfolds taxes the audience's
patience : it's South Africa for beginners . ... ROAD HOUSE A staged
deconstruction of the Patrick Swayze movie from 1989 stars the kung - fu - flick
star Taimak ( in a ...

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Author: Harold Wallace Ross

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556035373893

Category: Literature

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Postmodernism for Beginners

Looks at structuralism, deconstruction, cyberspace and semiotics and postmodern icons

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Author: Richard Appignanesi

Publisher: Icon Books Company

ISBN: UOM:39015059984909

Category: Civilization, Modern

Page: 173

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Looks at structuralism, deconstruction, cyberspace and semiotics and postmodern icons

Zinn for Beginners

THE FOR BEGINNERS® SERIES AFRICAN HISTORY FOR BEGINNERS : ISBN
978-1-934389-18-8 ISBN ... DADA & SURREALISM FOR BEGINNERS : ISBN
978-1-934389-00-3 DECONSTRUCTION FOR BEGINNERS : ISBN ...

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Author: David Cogswell

Publisher: For Beginners (For Beginners)

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124143327

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 163

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An essential guide to one of the most vital contemporary historians. Howard Zinn has led a revolution in writing history by telling the story not from the standpoint of the rulers, but of the individual and the masses. Zinn tells the story of Columbus from the perspective of the native people who were terrorised for gold; of the Civil War from the slaves and civilians who lost their lives at the hands of generals and of the Spanish-American war from the perspective of Mark Twain. Zinn's fresh, bold new take on history has earned him a devoted following.

Barack Obama for Beginners

... DADA & SURREALISM FOR BEGINNERS : ISBN 978-1-934389-00-3
DECONSTRUCTION FOR BEGINNERS : ISBN 978-1-934389-26-3 DERRIDA
FOR BEGINNERS : ISBN 978-1-934389-11-9 EASTERN PHILOSOPHY FOR
BEGINNERS ...

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Author: Bob Neer

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082721419

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 74

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Profiles the Harvard Law School graduate, legislator, civil rights lawyer, and presidential candidate, discussing his platform, strengths and weaknesses, qualifications for office, and how his campaign has progressed.

Kant for Beginners

In contrast to these ideas , Derrida's philosophy consists of deconstructions . The
plurality of the term is intended to safeguard " the heterogeneity and the
multiplicity , the necessary multiplicity of gestures , of fields , of styles .
Deconstruction is ...

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Author: Christopher Want

Publisher: Totem Books

ISBN: 1874166412

Category: Kant, Immanuel

Page: 176

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Details the role that giants have played in the history of humankind. _...style is breezy and accessible...a pleasant browse._ --BOOKLIST

Concerting D construction

Cobley , Paul & Litza Jansz ( 1997 ) : Semiotics for Beginners ( Re - Titled :
Introducing Semiotics , 1999 ) . Cambridge 15.Coward , Rosalind & John Ellis (
1977 ) : Language and Materialism : Developments in Semiology and the Theory
of the ...

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Author: Manas Roy

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: IND:30000127025827

Category: Philosophy

Page: 266

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In re-searching Edmund Husserl's everlasting notion 'epoche' through Pheno?Photo?Word concertment, one can re-discover so many new dimensional lights towards manifestation one of a new Phenomenology?Deconstruction?Deconcert dimension. In 'Photosynthesis' mechanism where tree leaves receive & prepare their food materials through sunlight and we may find it same as in all Literatures while they receive their subjective food materials in the form of new literal ideas only through this everlasting Husserlian mechanism of 'epoche' or, it is Photo-mechanism- the kind dynamism of 'epoche' - the Photo Dynamics. And 'Deconcert' from philosophical feature, may be explained as: The theory of culturing syntagms by 'photo-dynamics' (PD), by concerting themselves with suitable literature(s), making and plying all at a time. And Concert-ing Deconstruction is only an effort towards exploration of the resultant-metaphysics of Derrida's Philosophy of Deconstruction in the present era. Above all it's an effort towards re-thinking of Husserl's Phenomenology more scientifically after Derrida's Deconstruction; and opening-up of new Deconcertic dimensions-One of it's new kind dimension may be presented as Photo-Phenomenology; and may be introduced as a new branch of Phenomenology under the new School: Concertive Humanities; placing for the new dimensional re-searchable study of 21st century's wisdom of photo-phenomenological Deconcerto Philosophy: The newly emerged Concertology after Phenomenology. And thus, Concertology may be launched as a new branch of Philosophy, after Phenomenology. Finally, it simply Philosophy by Photo-Dynamics.

Literary Theory For Beginners

Did the author intend all these meanings? Are any and all meanings present in the text? Are all meanings equally valid?) What does the work DO? (Why is literature important? What effect does it have on the reader?

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Author: Mary Klages

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 9781939994615

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Have you heard the terms structuralism and deconstruction and postmodernism but aren’t really sure what they mean? Have you taken a whole course on literary criticism but are still feeling lost? Here’s the book you need to sort it all out—and enjoy doing so! In Literary Theory For Beginners, Mary Klages takes you into her classroom, cuts through the jargon, and explains the ABCs (and the DEFs as well) in terms you can get your head around. Her breadth of knowledge, her unique skills as a teacher, and the delightful illustrations of Frank Reynoso help us understand why literature matters, how it affects us, and how it reflects history, culture, and diversity. Here are ways of thinking about literature—not just reading it—methods of study and frameworks of interpretation from classical humanism all the way up to psychoanalysis, gender and queer theory, race, postcolonialism, and, yes, postmodernism With wit and wisdom, Klages takes on the two most frequently asked questions about literature and makes it all fun: What does the work MEAN? (What is the deeper, hidden, or symbolic meaning? Did the author intend all these meanings? Are any and all meanings present in the text? Are all meanings equally valid?) What does the work DO? (Why is literature important? What effect does it have on the reader? How can literature be a force for social change?) So sit back, relax, and take it all in!

Beginning Theory

The finest single volume on literary theory on the market

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Author: Peter Barry

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132283560

Category: Education

Page: 338

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The finest single volume on literary theory on the market

Progressive Architecture

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MODERN LINGUISTIC PHILOSOPHY ONE PAIR OF SUSSORS ONE CAN OF
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ISBN: UCSC:32106009676575

Category: Architectural drawing

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Nietzsche for Beginners

Derrida : Deconstruction - Nietzsche's call for a “ revaluation of all values ” is a
prefigurement of Jacques Derrida's strategy of disruption in philosophy which he
named deconstruction . Deconstruction is a notoriously slippery term : it is in fact
 ...

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Author: Laurence Gane

Publisher: Totem Books

ISBN: 1874166633

Category: Philosophers

Page: 175

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Traces the life of the philosopher in illustrations, examines his major ideas, and introduces the individuals who influenced his work.

Derrida for Beginners

Derrida is arguably the late 20th century's most famous philosopher.

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Author: Jeff Collins

Publisher: Totem Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020247032

Category: Deconstruction

Page: 171

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Derrida is arguably the late 20th century's most famous philosopher.

Beginning Theory

In this second edition of Beginning Theory, the variety of approaches, theorists, and technical language is lucidly and expertly unraveled and explained, and allows readers to develop their own ideas once first principles have been grasped.

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Author: Peter Barry

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719062683

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

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The new edition of Beginning Theory has new chapters added which take account of recent developments in literary theory.