Definition of Deconstructionism

1. Noun. A philosophical theory of criticism (usually of literature or film) that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below its surface meaning.

Exact synonyms: Deconstruction
Category relationships: Philosophy, Literature
Generic synonyms: Philosophical Doctrine, Philosophical Theory
Derivative terms: Deconstruct



Definition of Deconstructionism

1. Noun. The belief in, or application of, deconstruction. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Deconstructionism

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1. Knowledge Shared: Participatory Evaluation in Development Cooperation by Edward T. Jackson, Yusuf Kassam (1998)
"Epistemological Issues Macro-Level deconstructionism Epistemology is the study of how knowledge is produced. At the macro level, that is, at the level of ..."

2. Strategic Transformation and Naval Power in the 21st Century by Pelham G. Boyer, Robert S. Wood (1998)
"This revolution is centered upon the academic theories of deconstructionism and postmodernism and the ideologies of multicul- turalism and feminism. ..."

3. Crossover: Architecture, Urbanism, Technology by Ad Graafland, Leslie Jaye Kavanaugh, George Baird (2006)
"The argument presents us with yet another opportunity to question the status and usefulness of deconstructionism, critical theory, and our ideas about ..."

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