Post-Structuralism Explained with Hipster Beards!

hipster-beardsJust in time for our unit on post-structuralism! BuzzFeed presents Part 1 and Part 2 of “Post-Structuralism Explained with Hipster Beards” by Chris Rodley. If you feel inclined, you are invited to comment on how these BuzzFeed posts help you understand post-structuralism. Please be specific, citing details from the post(s) and relating them to our class readings/discussions in your response.

DUE DATE: Thursday, March 16

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One thought on “Post-Structuralism Explained with Hipster Beards!

  1. Post-structuralism to me seemed like a very abstract and confusing topic. However, after viewing the explanation of Post-structuralism through the use of Hipster Beards the concept became easier to understand. As mentioned by Saussure and referenced in the article “every sign is divided into two parts: the signifier and the signified”. Which means the sign is perceived as the “face-fur” and the signified as the person behind the beard. Signs or “beards” are chosen and paired with other things which will then change the meaning of them. Post structuralism arose to develop the concept that signs do not solely signify one thing but various signs that allude to other signs. Which a continue thing because different meanings can also take part over the years. This reminded me of our class reading of James Joyce’s, “The Dead” when various signifiers were pointed out within the reading.

    Andrea Gurrola


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