Semiotics & semiology

    Semiotics of X

    By Jamin R. Pelkey

    Hardback Save £17.54 = £82.46

    The X figure is ubiquitous in contemporary culture, but attempts to explain our fixation with X are rare. This book argues that the origins and meanings of X go far beyond alphabets and archetypes to remembered feelings of body movements - movements best typified in the performance of "spread-eagle" as...

    Semiotics of Emoji

    By Marcel Danesi

    Paperback Save £1.29 = £13.70

    Shortlisted for the BAAL Book Prize 2017 Emoji have gone from being virtually unknown to being a central topic in internet communication. What is behind the rise and rise of these winky faces, clinking glasses and smiling poos? Given the sheer variety of verbal communication on the internet and English's...

    Critical Semiotics

    By Gary Genosko

    Paperback £24.20

    Critical Semiotics provides long overdue answers to questions at the junction of information, meaning and 'affect'. The affective turn in cultural studies has received much attention: a focus on the pre-individual bodily forces, linked to automatic responses, which augment or diminish the body's capacity to act or engage with others....

    Cultural Implications of Biosemiotics

    By Paul Cobley

    Hardback £158.28

    This is the first book to consider the major implications for culture of the new science of biosemiotics. It shows biosemiotics to be a significant departure from those modes of thought that neglect to acknowledge continuity across nature, modes which install culture and the vicissitudes of the polis at the...

    Modality and Propositional Attitudes

    Hardback £61.60

    The semantics for modal interpretation yields two types of belief ascriptions, elucidating various semantic phenomena and fluent aphasia.

    Visible Signs

    By David Crow

    Paperback Save £6.29 = £28.70

    Basic semiotic theories are taught in most art schools as part of a contextual studies program, but many students find it difficult to understand how these ideas might impact on their own practice. Visible Signs tackles this problem by introducing key theories and concepts, such as signs and signifiers, and...

    Semiotics of Clowns and Clowning

    By Paul Bouissac

    Paperback Save £5.54 = £26.45

    During the last 300 years circus clowns have emerged as powerful cultural icons. This is the first semiotic analysis of the range of make-up and costumes through which the clowns' performing identities have been established and go on developing. It also examines what Bouissac terms 'micronarratives' - narrative meanings that...

    Victoria Welby and the Science of Signs: Significs, Semiotics, Philosophy of Language

    By Susan Petrilli

    Hardback £62.78

    Victoria Welby 1837-1912 dedicated her research to the relationship between signs and values. She exchanged ideas with important exponents of the language and sign sciences, such as Charles S. Peirce and Charles S. Ogden. She examined themes she believed crucially important both in the use of signs and in reflection...

    Circus as Multimodal Discourse

    By Paul Bouissac

    Paperback Save £5.54 = £26.45

    Now available in paperback, this volume presents a theory of the circus as a secular ritual and introduces a method to analyze its performances as multimodal discourse. The book's chapters cover the range of circus specialties magic, domestic and wild animal training, acrobatics, and clowning and provide examples to show...

    Language of Fashion

    By Roland Barthes

    Paperback Save £0.54 = £14.45

    Roland Barthes was one of the most widely influential thinkers of the 20th Century and his immensely popular and readable writings have covered topics ranging from wrestling to photography. The semiotic power of fashion and clothing were of perennial interest to Barthes and The Language of Fashion - now available...

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