Question 1 of 10 2.0 Points
Which of the following statements about post-structuralism is the LEAST accurate? A.It rejects the idea of an underlying structure up one which meaning can rest secure and guaranteed B.Meaning is always in process; it is a very unstable thing.
Correct C.Popular culture can be studied based on the relationship between signifier, signified and the sign. D.Texts and practices are only experienced and given meaning in an activity of production; i.e. when being consumed by someone.
Answer Key: C
Question 2 of 10 2.0 Points
Which of the following statements is most aligned with Derrida's approach to cultural studies? A.Binary opposition is a simple structural relation that is useful in the study of culture.
Correct B.Meaning is given to a text or practice by studying both structure and temporal relations (located in discourse and read in context). C.His theories on meaning were the foundation of structuralism. D.The two sides of a binary opposition are complete opposites with equal standing.
Answer Key: B
Question 3 of 10 2.0 Points
Barthes adds a second level to Saussure's schema of signifier/signified - based on the assumption that
Correct A.Signs have the potential to signify multiple meanings B.Meanings are produced through discourse. C.High culture is better than popular culture. D.Binary opposition is not a simple structural relation
Answer Key: A
Question 4 of 10 2.0 Points
Wright's analysis of the Hollywood Western was based on which theorist's methodology? A.Roland Barthes B.Jacques Derrida
Correct C.Claude Levi-Strauss D.Ferdinand de Saussure
Answer Key: C
Question 5 of 10 2.0 Points
Which of the following statements about myths is not representative of Claude Levi-Strauss' approach in structuralism? A.The task is to discover the underlying rules and regulations that make it possible for myths to be