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Cambridge dictionary: The act of breaking something down into its separate parts in order to understand its meaning, especially when this is different from how it was previously understood.

Deconstruction implies "breaking down" something to understand its significance and create new meanings.

Application (as used by us)

  • Deconstruction in critical thinking can be used to find something new by breaking the text or taking a concept to pieces. Firstly we deconstruct the archive to be able to activate it. It can generate new meanings through the interpretation, analysis, discussion.
  • Decontruction can be used as a form of critique

Application in other contexts (examples) Why does Derrida refuse to define deconstruction? Derrida writes, there is nothing that could be said to be essential to deconstruction in its differential relations with other words. In other words, deconstruction has to be understood in context. This kind of fluidity also prevents the possibility of defining deconstruction.