Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Nicholas Royle
    Pages 1-13
  3. Geoffrey Bennington
    Pages 64-82
  4. Diane Elam
    Pages 83-104
  5. Derek Attridge
    Pages 105-118
  6. Robert Smith
    Pages 119-136
  7. Rodolphe Gasché
    Pages 137-150
  8. Peggy Kamuf
    Pages 151-170
  9. J. Hillis Miller
    Pages 171-186
  10. Robert J. C. Young
    Pages 187-210
  11. Maud Ellmann
    Pages 211-237
  12. Timothy Clark
    Pages 238-257
  13. Caroline Rooney
    Pages 258-281
  14. Jacques Derrida
    Pages 282-305
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 306-312

About this book


Deconstructions: A User's Guide is a new and unusual kind of book. At once a reference work and a series of inventive essays opening up new directions for deconstruction, it is intended as an authoritative and indispensable guide. With a helpful introduction and specially commissioned essays by leading figures in the field, Deconstructions offers lucid and compelling accounts of deconstruction in relation to a wide range of topics and discourses. Subjects range from the obvious (feminism, technology, postcolonialism) to the less so (drugs, film, weaving). Backed up by an unusually detailed index, this User's Guide demonstrates the innumerable and altering contexts in which deconstructive thinking and practice are at work, both within and beyond the academy, both within and beyond what is called 'the West'.


Cultural Studies J. Hillis Miller Jacques Derrida literary theory

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicholas Royle
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SussexUK

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