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The theory mess: deconstruction in eclipse

Rapaport, H. (2001) The theory mess: deconstruction in eclipse, New York, USA, Columbia University Press, 304pp.

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Abstract

Although deconstruction has become a popular catchword, as an intellectual movement it has never entirely caught on within the university. For some in the academy, deconstruction, and Jacques Derrida in particular, are responsible for the demise of accountability in the study of literature.
Countering these facile dismissals of Derrida and deconstruction, Herman Rapaport explores the incoherence that has plagued critical theory since the 1960s and the resulting legitimacy crisis in the humanities. Against the backdrop of a rich, informed discussion of Derrida's writings—and how they have been misconstrued by critics and admirers alike—The Theory Mess investigates the vicissitudes of Anglo-American criticism over the past thirty years and proposes some possibilities for reform.

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Published date: 2001

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Local EPrints ID: 12149
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/12149
ISBN: 0 231 12134 2
PURE UUID: 73e0436d-04c5-4d54-a365-58ea6011d24b

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Date deposited: 11 Jul 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 17:03

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Author: H. Rapaport

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