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Deconstruction

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Further to the comments on the Krasner and Pollock essay, I was talking to Sarah Rice who gave a clearer view of the deconstructive method and its use in the essay by Marcia Brennan.
Deconstruction works with binary opposites in a way that both brings them together, problematises and seeks out relationships between them to produce other ways of considering the field of issues.

Brennan does this with a number of binaries such as public/private (eg public practice and career/domestic and private), male/female, rational/intuitive and material/metaphysical (as with Pollocks material object untouched by the hand claimed to also have other ethereal emotional and metaphysical properties)

I think her method is what separates these essays in Modernisms Masculine Subjects from many earlier feminist writings to give them the sense of freshness that people commented on.

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April 25, 2009 Posted by | Reading 1., reading group | , | 1 Comment