Chapter 6. Structuralism and Poststructuralism

  1. Professor Bryan S. Turner Professor
  1. Daniel Chaffee PhD, MA Associate Lecturer1 and
  2. Charles Lemert2

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304992.ch6

The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory

How to Cite

Chaffee, D. and Lemert, C. (2008) Structuralism and Poststructuralism, in The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory (ed B. S. Turner), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304992.ch6

Editor Information

  1. Alona Evans Distinguished Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College Boston, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Flinders University, Australia

  2. 2

    John C. Andrus Professor of Sociology, Wesleyan University, Connecticut, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 5 SEP 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169004

Online ISBN: 9781444304992



  • structuralism and poststructuralism;
  • structuralisms in social, cultural, and human sciences;
  • poststructuralisms and other critiques of structuralism;
  • Bourdieu's Habitus and Giddens's structuration theory;
  • poststructuralism;
  • duality of structure


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Structuralisms in the Social, Cultural, and Human Sciences

  • Poststructuralisms and Other Critiques of Structuralism

  • Bourdieu's Habitus and Giddens's Structuration Theory

  • Conclusion

  • Bibliography