Barthes and the Empire of Signs

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Icon, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 71 pages
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Roland Barthes' experience of Japan, a morass of signs where appearance and reality intermingle, led him to move from linguistic semiology to a much broader critical enquiry into the field of mass media and popular culture. Do we inhabit today an 'empire of signs'?

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Peter Pericles Trifonas is Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. His most recent book is Communities of Difference: Culture, Language, Technology (Palgrave Macmillan 2005).

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