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  • 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 ...

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