Analyzing Cultures: An Introduction And Handbook by Marcel Danesi

Analyzing Cultures: An Introduction And Handbook

byMarcel Danesi, Paul Perron, Paul J Perrone

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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 Coll...

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Title:Analyzing Cultures: An Introduction And HandbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.82 inPublished:November 22, 1999Publisher:Indiana University Press

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ISBN - 10:0253212987

ISBN - 13:9780253212986

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Table of Contents

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