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  - TiffanyAK - LibraryThing

This is definitely not a book to casually pick up and read for fun. I read it as part of an independent study project myself. Barthes is extremely brilliant and deep, but not always as approachable as ... Read full review

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User Review  - MarkBeronte - LibraryThing

"[Mythologies] illustrates the beautiful generosity of Barthes's progressive interest in the meaning (his word is signification) of practically everything around him, not only the books and paintings ... Read full review

Contents

TRANSLATOR S NOTE
7
The Romans in Films
26
The Poor and the Proletariat
39
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