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6. Restless timesstructuralism and post-structuralism

6. Restless times: structuralism and post-structuralism  

Stephen Gaukroger and Knox Peden

in French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2020
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Jul 2020
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9780191867613
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10.1093/actrade/9780198829171.003.0006
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chapter
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9780198829171
While it captured the French public imagination, structuralism is now more celebrated as a precursor to post-structuralism and deconstruction. ‘Restless times: structuralism and ... More
6. Existentialism in the 21st century

6. Existentialism in the 21st century  

Thomas Flynn

in Existentialism: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775932
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804280.003.0006
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9780192804280
‘Existentialism in the 21st century‘ explores the continued influence of existentialism. Although existentialism had its heyday between the liberation of France and the student risings of ... More
French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Gaukroger and Knox Peden

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Jul 2020
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Jul 2020
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9780191867613
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10.1093/actrade/9780198829171.001.0001
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book
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9780198829171
French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction outlines the history of French philosophy, summarising important thinkers and texts. Philosophy has played a significant role in ... More
4. Deep Earth geology

4. Deep Earth geology  

Jan Zalasiewicz

in Geology: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2018
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Jul 2018
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9780191842771
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10.1093/actrade/9780198804451.003.0004
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chapter
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9780198804451
The distance from the Earth’s surface to the centre of its core is 6,370 kilometres. Humans have penetrated—with difficulty, and the help of sophisticated technology—to a little more than 4 ... More
7. Structuralist

7. Structuralist  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775369
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0007
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9780192801593
‘Structuralist’ examines structuralism and its importance in Roland Barthes's career. It was the source of his influence, the fruition of projects and attitudes, and the springboard for ... More
6. The role of identity in African politics

6. The role of identity in African politics  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844140
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0006
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9780198806578
‘The role of identity in African politics’ explains that identity politics are symptoms of Africa’s underdevelopment, not the cause, and the prominence of such political mobilization ... More
5. Structural racism and colourblind whiteness

5. Structural racism and colourblind whiteness  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Mar 2020
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Mar 2020
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9780191872785
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10.1093/actrade/9780198834793.003.0005
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9780198834793
From a sociological perspective, current racialized inequalities in white-dominated societies in the USA and Europe need to be explored in systemic, structural terms. Systemic or structural ... More
5. The Court at work (2)

5. The Court at work (2)  

Linda Greenhouse

in The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jul 2020
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Jun 2020
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9780190079840
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10.1093/actrade/9780190079819.003.0005
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9780190079819
“The court at work (2)” looks at the significance of the marble building the justices moved into in 1935. This permanent home had both practical and symbolic weight, communicating the ... More
5. Philosophy in wartimephenomenology and existentialism

5. Philosophy in wartime: phenomenology and existentialism  

Stephen Gaukroger and Knox Peden

in French Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2020
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Jul 2020
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9780191867613
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10.1093/actrade/9780198829171.003.0005
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chapter
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9780198829171
In the early twentieth century, German philosophers like Husserl founded theories of phenomenology. ‘Philosophy in wartime: phenomenology and existentialism’ looks at initial adopters in ... More
1. The roots of biochemistry

1. The roots of biochemistry  

Mark Lorch

in Biochemistry: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2021
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May 2021
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9780191872235
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10.1093/actrade/9780198833871.003.0001
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9780198833871
This chapter traces the history of biochemistry, which is linked to the understanding of arguably the oldest uses of biotechnology—fermentation and the production of alcoholic beverages and ... More
4. How religion has changed

4. How religion has changed  

Thomas A. Tweed

in Religion: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2020
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Nov 2020
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9780190064709
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10.1093/actrade/9780190064679.003.0004
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9780190064679
“How religion has changed,” looks at how the past shapes the present, and how responsible citizenship today requires some sense of history. Too often public discussions of the religious ... More
4. Neoliberalism in Latin America and Africa

4. Neoliberalism in Latin America and Africa  

Manfred B. Steger and Ravi K. Roy

in Neoliberalism: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Jan 2021
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Jan 2021
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9780191884115
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10.1093/actrade/9780198849674.003.0004
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9780198849674
‘Neoliberalism in Latin America and Africa’ explores the influence of the Washington Consensus in shaping neoliberal policies in Latin America and Africa. From the perspective of the IMF or ... More
9. Africa’s international relations

9. Africa’s international relations  

Ian Taylor

in African Politics: A Very Short Introduction

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Sep 2018
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Sep 2018
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9780191844140
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10.1093/actrade/9780198806578.003.0009
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9780198806578
Despite the myth of marginality and irrelevance, Africa has always played an important role in international politics. The slave trade, the Scramble for Africa and subsequent colonial ... More
1. What is development?

1. What is development?  

Ian Goldin

in Development: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Mar 2018
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9780191799983
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198736257.003.0001
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9780198736257
Progress in tackling poverty over the past twenty-five years has been remarkable, but significant numbers of people remain in poverty and suffer severe deprivation despite the overall ... More

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