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 - Fira Nursya'bani - Goodreads
Representation is the production of the meaning of the concepts in our minds through language. Read full review
Review: Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying PracticesUser Review - Bianca - Goodreads
Interesting ideas on representation through mass communication, but reading this is 2013 makes me see the need for a major update. Read full review