Structuralism is a theory that focuses on signs and organization in various aspects of human culture.

While this approach can be applied to various areas of study ranging from anthropology to psychology, it is primarily used in language and literature studies.

Structuralists focus on breaking down information into small elements for study, and categorization or classification of these units of information.

The structuralism movement took hold in the early and mid-20th century, and it first gained prominence in France with notable figures like Claude Levi-Strauss, Roland Barthes, and Jaques Derrida. Scholars of this era became interested in how the world was defined by structures that could be categorized and studied.

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