Poststructural and Deconstructivist Readings of Marx (from the 1970s)

Influenced by the philosophies of poststructuralism and deconstructivism, there developed, mainly in France, a deconstructivist reading of Marx. Jacques Derrida's Specters of Marx is considered one of the key works.

The distinctive feature of this reading lies in its widening and multiplying treatment of texts, with the very concept of text being understood in a broad sense. Sometimes, this reading of Marx is considered a variant of "post-Marxism".