Words & Stuff

Post-Structuralist Buzzwords

(11 May 1999)

This list developed with the aid of Jed Deppman, John Gastil, David Huddleston, Elliott Moreton, Jim Moskowitz, David Salmanson, Garth Snyder, and various others. It's not to be considered complete or canonical; I'll probably ignore any additional items sent to me.

abjection
abyss
agency
anasemia
angst
aporia
archetype
bipolarity
colonizing
commodification
construct (n.)
contextuality
contingent
deconstruction
demotic
dereferenced
dialectic
dichotomy
differance
discourse
discursive consciousness
doctrine
double hermeneutic
duality of structure
encoding
epiphenomenal
ethnopoetics
explication
formalist
Foucaultian
framing
(the) Gaze
gendered (adj.)
hegemony
hermeneutics
historicity
hypertext
identities
images
instantiated
intersocietal systems
interstices
isms
knowledgeability
knowledges
Lacanian
lacuna(e)
lapsarian (maybe can only be used with "post-" or "pre-"?)
liminal
marginalized
masks
master narrative
meme
meta-
mimesis
(the) modern (n.)
modernity
myths
narrative
nukespeak
objectivity
ontological security
oppression
(the) Other
paradigm
phallocracy
phallogocentric
poiesis
polemic
polysemy
pomo
post-
pre-
privileged
racialized
reflexive monitoring of action
reify
reine sprache
revisit
routinization
semiotics
sexualities
socially constructed
spatialized
stratification
structuralist
structuration
subaltern
subjectivity
subtext
synecdoche
text
theory (sans-adj.)
transgressive
undecidability
voices (voicing)
(general LeftSpeak buzzwords start here)
accepting (adj.)
affirm
celebrate
diversity
empower
hierarchical
hyphenated-American
patriarchy
nurture
rethinking
self-esteem
socioeconomic
sociopolitical
space
validate
zeitgeist


Jed Hartman <logophilia@kith.org>