Generations of students considered him the father of structuralism-the theory of underlying order in everything.
The rise and influence of structuralism and then poststructuralism.
It developed via structuralism and its emphasis on linguistics and semiotics.
British Dictionary definitions for structuralism
an approach to anthropology and other social sciences and to literature that interprets and analyses its material in terms of oppositions, contrasts, and hierarchical structures, esp as they might reflect universal mental characteristics or organizing principles Compare functionalism
an approach to linguistics that analyses and describes the structure of language, as distinguished from its comparative and historical aspects