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Of cigarettes, high heels, and other interesting things : an introduction to semiotics, Marcel Danesi

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Of cigarettes, high heels, and other interesting things : an introduction to semiotics
Title
Of cigarettes, high heels, and other interesting things
Title remainder
an introduction to semiotics
Statement of responsibility
Marcel Danesi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this volume, author Marcel Danesi shows us that the discipline that endeavors to understand the human quest for meaning is known as semiotics. He demonstrates how semiotics unravels the meanings of signs that make up the system of what we call a culture or a society. This book will engender in the reader the same kind of analytical and inquisitive frame of mind with which a semiotician approaches the subject matter of meaning. Basic semiotic ideas and analytical techniques are introduced via a fictional - yet very telling - scene, one that reveals a lot about the human need for meaning. The scene is a fashionable modern-day restaurant, and the fictional actions that occur allow Danesi to provide the semiotic version of the human drama in concrete terms."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Danesi, Marcel
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P99
LC item number
.D36 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Semiotics
  • Semiotics
  • Sémiotique
  • Semiotik
Label
Of cigarettes, high heels, and other interesting things : an introduction to semiotics, Marcel Danesi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cigarettes and High Heels: the universe of signs -- What Does It Mean? How Humans Represent the World -- Make-Up: Why Do We Put It On? -- Tell Me About Yourself: What Is Language? -- Kisses Sweeter Than Wine: Metaphor and the Making of Meaning -- Now, You Tell Me About Yourself: Why Do We Tell Stories? -- At Arm's Length: The Meanings of Spaces -- What a Beautiful Ring: The Meanings of Clothes and Objects -- Art Is Indistinguishable From Life: The Artistic Nature of the Human Species -- There's More to Perfume Than Just Smell: Advertising, Pop Culture, and Television
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780312214500
Lccn
99017390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40714038
  • (OCoLC)ocm40714038
Label
Of cigarettes, high heels, and other interesting things : an introduction to semiotics, Marcel Danesi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [201]-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cigarettes and High Heels: the universe of signs -- What Does It Mean? How Humans Represent the World -- Make-Up: Why Do We Put It On? -- Tell Me About Yourself: What Is Language? -- Kisses Sweeter Than Wine: Metaphor and the Making of Meaning -- Now, You Tell Me About Yourself: Why Do We Tell Stories? -- At Arm's Length: The Meanings of Spaces -- What a Beautiful Ring: The Meanings of Clothes and Objects -- Art Is Indistinguishable From Life: The Artistic Nature of the Human Species -- There's More to Perfume Than Just Smell: Advertising, Pop Culture, and Television
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 215 pages
Isbn
9780312214500
Lccn
99017390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)40714038
  • (OCoLC)ocm40714038

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