Thursday, April 21, 2011


A very popular postmodernist tendency within aesthetics is deconstruction.  It works completely within the studied test to undermine and expose the frame of reference, ideological underpinnings, and assumptions of the text.  The process involves demonstrating the multiple possible readings of a text, undermining binary oppositions, and their resulting internal conflicts.  Deconstruction is demonstrated through the writings of Gayatri Spivak.  Click on the link below or scroll down to read about the second theory and derivative. 

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