Mythologies

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Paladin, 1973 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 158 pages
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"As the launcher of the whole science of ""semiotics"" - the study of the meanings latent in the signs and objects we come across dally in the modem media-saturated worid - this book attempts to demystify the roies and values inherent in such diverse commonplace items as wrestling, Citroen DS, steak and chips. Greta Garbo's face and household detorgents via a series of essays. The essays themselves became cultural icons, and the book became a cult object It is now studled on many courses in hogher education as an emblematic text of post-war..."

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User Review  - Mari - Goodreads

Though I understand it to be atypical of his work, Barthes writes "Mythologies" as though his own personal mythology of a thing is the only valid structuring mythology of that thing. Generally (I am ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tamara - Goodreads

I had a lot of fun with this. The final essay is slightly impenetrable but awfully tantalizing, and the collection of analytic viginettes are insghtful and often downright hilarious. Some of them have ... Read full review

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TRANSLATOR S NOTE
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The Romans in Films
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The Poor and the Proletariat
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