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Glossary of Literary Theory
by Greig E. Henderson and Christopher Brown


A phenomenological term used to describe something which is accessible to two or more subjects. Intersubjectivity implies an objectivity somewhere and attempts to heal the cleavage between the subject and its world. Structuralists push the idea further, seeing the individual self as an intersubjective construct, a place where various codes and conventions are located.

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