European Political Science

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 564–566 | Cite as

The legacies and trajectories of poststructuralism

  • Aggie Hirst

The editors of The Edinburgh Companion to Poststructuralism succeed admirably at the unenviable task they set themselves of delivering both an accessible introduction to poststructuralism, comprising a focus on its origins, variants, applications, and receptions, and a collection of papers sure to pique the interest of those more familiar with the tradition. The book is structured along thematic lines, allowing new and well-versed readers alike to identify sections of particular interest with ease, and the papers collected hail from a wide variety of scholarly and practitioner backgrounds, setting the volume up well for a meaningfully interdisciplinary reception.

Notwithstanding this breadth, the chapters collected in The Edinburgh Companion to Poststructuralismshare a series of core foci and concerns. One of the most important of these, in my view, relates to the question of the constructed nature of subjectivity. In different but mutually complementary ways, the chapters authored...


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of International PoliticsSchool of Arts and Social Sciences City University LondonLondonUK

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