16. The Era of Poststructuralism (I): Later Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Deconstruction

  1. M. A. R. Habib

Published Online: 24 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328004.ch16

Literary Criticism from Plato to the Present: An Introduction

Literary Criticism from Plato to the Present: An Introduction

How to Cite

Habib, M. A. R. (2010) The Era of Poststructuralism (I): Later Marxism, Psychoanalysis, Deconstruction, in Literary Criticism from Plato to the Present: An Introduction, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328004.ch16

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 FEB 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 JAN 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405160346

Online ISBN: 9781444328004

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Keywords:

  • The Era of Poststructuralism - Later Marxism, psychoanalysis and deconstruction;
  • “poststructuralism” - insights into language as a system of signs, and construction of identity, subjects and objects through language;
  • operations of ideology and power - in construction of human subjectivity;
  • economic prosperity after World War II - civil rights movement and the women's movement;
  • feminists, as Nancy Chodorow and Jessica Benjamin - reacting against predominant Freudian–Lacanian accounts of sexuality;
  • Later Marxist criticism, Marxist critics - developing insights of Marx and Engels;
  • Pierre Macherey's A Theory of Literary Production - literary text, product of artist's reworking of linguistic and ideological raw material;
  • Britain, prominent Marxist critic - Terry Eagleton, outlining categories of a Marxist analysis of literature;
  • psychoanalysis, roots in nineteenth century - interacting with poststructuralist thought;
  • Freud, and infantile sexuality - contravening conventional notions of childhood innocence and Freud's interests in psychoanalysis implications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Later Marxist Criticism

  • Psychoanalysis

  • Deconstruction