Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices
SAGE, Apr 8, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 400 pages
This broad-ranging text offers a comprehensive outline of how visual images, language and discourse work as `systems of representation'.
Individual chapters explore: representation as a signifying practice in a rich diversity of social contexts and institutional sites; the use of photography in the construction of national identity and culture; other cultures in ethnographic museums; fantasies of the racialized `Other' in popular media, film and image; the construction of masculine identities in discourses of consumer culture and advertising; and the gendering of narratives in television soap operas.
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Review: Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying PracticesUser Review - Karli - Goodreads
This would make a perfect textbook for an intro to cultural studies course. Hall et al. disseminate some complex information in media and visual culture in a very basic and lucid manner. Read full review
Review: Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices (Culture, Media and Identities Series)User Review - Chrissy - Goodreads
Stuart Hall's school of thought on cultural theory is profound and yet so easy to understand. He is well-versed in breaking down how the cultures one subscribes to not only influences how one ... Read full review