Deconstruction is a concept
central to postmodernism. Deconstruction is a process of
rigorously analyzing and making apparent the assumptions, judgments and values that
underlie social arrangements and intellectual ideas. Jacques Derrida developed a form of
semiotic analysis known as deconstruction. Jacques Derrida's work was labeled post-structuralism and is also associated with postmodern
Of Newtonian Science: A Physical-to-social Transposition Of Causality, L.
Frederick Zaman III, Neural Engineering Research & Development - Abstract: A
postmodern deconstruction of basic physical theory is made possible through a
physico-social transposition of the Newtonian-based event causation of physical bodies,
whose inertia, accelerative force, and action-reaction become the agent causation of
social beings. This deconstruction is a counterfactual that perhaps can validate Steven
Lukes' three faces of power in the natural sciences.
and the Feminist Standpoint - Caroline New
Feminist Standpoint Theory claims that by virtue of their social positioning women have
access to, or can achieve, particular and/or better knowledge of gendered social
deconstruction: structure and the negative poetics of William Burroughs's 'Cities of the
Red Night.' - Style, Spring, 1995 by Daniel Punday.
Traditionally Burroughs is known for a negative poetics that assaults the word and all
continuity for the sake of breaking down social control.
Burroughs and other writers can be seen as working through the deconstructive impulse that
dominated writing of the 1970s without rejecting that deconstruction wholesale. Because
Burroughs's writing was more radically deconstructive than any of these other writers.
Something Old, Something
New...: Sociology and the Organisation of Psychiatry - David Pilgrim, Anne
Whilst sociology has taken a consistent interest in psychiatry, theoretical and
methodological approaches have varied. This paper summarises three versions of the
sociology of psychiatry, social causationism, interpretive micro-sociology and structuralism. These contrasted with the more recent
post-structuralist emphasis on deconstruction.
CONTESTED BOUNDARIES AND EMERGING PLURALISM - T. K. Oommen
The rise and fall, construction and deconstruction of different types of boundaries,
biological, psychological, geographical, cultural, social, political, make up the very
story of human civilisation and of contemporary social
Deconstruction in a
Thinking Science: Theoretical Physicists at Work - Martina Merz, Karin Knorr
To specify the work and accomplishments of theoretical physicists we choose the notion of
deconstruction. Deconstruction involves the expansion of a concrete object into a series
of other objects upon which the hardness of a problem can be shifted and distributed. The
determinate path of a deconstruction method needs to be supplemented by the exploration of
clues and guesses.
Philosophy: Re-marking Deconstruction - Peter Davio
I discuss the French philosopher Jacques Derrida and his practice of deconstruction in
relation to the age-old tradition of Western philosophy, and the current practices of
conceptual analysis. Through a close reading of his essays and a critical examination of
the logic of deconstruction, I suggest several ways in which we can re-mark deconstruction
as a philosophical practice.
Codes of Power. Deconstruction of institutional discourses
In opposition to an "empirical" description where the "fact" is
described as if it was not "social" but a fact "of nature" the
deconstruction of the Power discourse shows that the "fact" is produced as
definition or description. The Power-discourse works as Code which through strict controls
of human behavior, thought and language "produces" a
form of "Reality".
Men in the Public Eye: The Construction and Deconstruction of Public Men and
Public Patriarchies. by Jeff Hearn - Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 23, No. 1
(Jan., 1994), pp. 104-105.