• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

Bricolage

  • In: Encyclopedia of Identity
  • Edited by: Ronald L. Jackson II & Michael A. Hogg
  • Subject:Self & Identity, Identity, Self & Identity

Bricolage is a term used across many arenas, including anthropology, cultural studies, literature, design, music, and art, and generally refers to the act of constructing an artifact. Claude Lévi-Strauss originally coined the use of the terms bricolage and bricoleur. Lévi-Strauss is the French anthropologist who developed structuralism and who was to be a major influence on, for example, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze, and Jacques Lacan.

The words bricolage and bricoleur are derived from bricole, the origin ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles