The Semiotic Challenge
Most of these essays were written between 1963 and 1973 and constitute either the elements of the semiotic discipline or the analysis of texts--ranging from the Bible to advertising--in order to determine the site of possible meanings in narratives. Intent on discovering signification's importance in art as well as life, Barthes sets up a rigorous system and puts it to work.
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THE SEMIOTIC CHALLENGEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Something under half the pieces here are generalized restatements of the uses of semiology—"Sociology and Socio-logic," "Semiology and Urbanism," "Senfiology and Medicine"—that were originally ... Read full review
The semiotic challengeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This volume enlarges our knowledge of Barthes's views on semiology and structuralism and further testifies to the breadth of his interests. The 15 essays encompass medicine, sociology, urbanism, and ... Read full review