Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices
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 - Louise Autar - Goodreads
Good introduction to the systems or representation and cultural studies. The first chapter(s) are especially insightful, the latter ones are somewhat outdated and need to be updated. Read full review
Review: Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying PracticesUser Review - Goodreads
Representation is the production of the meaning of the concepts in our minds through language. Read full review