Why There Is No Poststructuralism in France: The Making of an Intellectual Generation (Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy) (Hardcover)

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French thinkers such as Lacan and Derrida are often labelled as representatives of 'poststructuralism' in the Anglophone world. However in France, where their work originated, they use no such category; this group of theorists - 'the poststructuralists' - were never perceived as a coherent intellectual group or movement.

Outlining the institutional contexts, affinities, and rivalries of, among others, Althusser, Barthes, Foucault, Irigaray, and Kristeva, Angermuller - drawing from Bourdieu's concepts of cultural capital and the academic field - insightfully explores post-structuralism as a phenomenon. By tracing the evolution of the French intellectual field after the war, Why There is No Poststructuralism in France places French Theory both in the specific material conditions of its production and the social and historical contexts of its reception, accounting for a particularly creative moment in French intellectual life which continues to inform the theoretical imaginary of our time.

About the Author


Johannes Angermuller is Professor of Discourse and directs the DISCONEX research group at the university of Warwick, UK and at School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) in Paris, France.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781474226301
ISBN-10: 1474226302
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication Date: November 19th, 2015
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Bloomsbury Studies in Continental Philosophy