Analyzing Cultures: An Introduction and Handbook (Advances in Semiotics)

Analyzing Cultures: An Introduction and Handbook (Advances in Semiotics)

By: Marcel Danesi (author), Paul J. Perron (author)Paperback

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Designed for classroom use in a number of disciplines, this comprehensive introduction to cultural semiotics is also an easy-to-use reference for those who would like a better understanding of the topic. No other text provides this kind of practical framework for the classroom study of semiotics. Each of the 12 chapters is clearly written and self-contained.

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Marcel Danesi is Professor and Director of the Program in Semiotics, University of Toronto. Among his publications are: Vico, Metaphor, and the Origin of Language (Indiana University Press, 1993) and Cool: The Signs and Meanings of Adolescence (University of Toronto Press, 1994). Paul Perron is Professor and Principal of University College, University of Toronto. He is author of numerous works on narratology.


Part I: Basic Notions and Views What is Culture? The Field of Cultural Semiotics The Signifying Order Part II: The Semiotic Study of Culture The Body Language Metaphor Space Art Objects Narrative Media: Television and Advertising Part III: A Practical Synthesis Semiotic Analysis Activities and Questions for Discussion Biographical Sketches Glossary Works Cited and General Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/06/1995
  • ISBN13: 9780253212986
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780253212986
  • weight: 590
  • ISBN10: 0253212987

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