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Poststructuralism (or less commonly neostructuralism) is an umbrella term for a range of theoretical approaches in philosophy and cultural studies, with porous disciplinary boundaries; their common background is generally identified as the structuralism associated with such figures as the French linguist Ferdinand de Saussure, the ethnographer Claude Lévi-Strauss, the mythographer G. Dumézil, the mathematical collective Nicolas Bourbaki, and the social theoretician Louis Althusser. Th…

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Gehring, Petra, “Poststructuralism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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