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The Emperor Redressed: Critiquing Critical Theory
edited by Dwight Eddins
contributions by Paisley Livingston, John R. Searle, M. H. Abrams, Frederick Crews, Richard Levin, Gary Saul Morson, Nina Baym, Ihab Hassan and David Lehman
introduction by Dwight Eddins
University of Alabama Press, 1995
Cloth: 978-0-8173-0778-3 | Paper: 978-0-8173-5794-8 | eISBN: 978-0-8173-8791-4
Library of Congress Classification PN98.D43E48 1995
Dewey Decimal Classification 801.950973

There have been signs now, for some time, that poststructuralist hegemony is declining. This book helps us to understand the theoretical flaws that make this decline inevitable.
                              The essays in this volume represent a collective questioning of the poststructuralist ascendancy, and of the assumptions involved therin, by a group of our most prominent scholars. These scholars were charged with examining the truth-value, methodology, practice, and humanistic status of poststructuralist theories and with speculating on what their conclusions portend for the future of theory. They provide cogent evidence that the poststructuralist heyday has passed.

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