Semiotics & semiology

    Rhetorical Power of Popular Culture

    By Deanna D Sellnow

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    This book is a step-by-step introduction to rhetorical theory and criticism by focusing on the powerful roles TV programs, advertisements, music, comics, and movies play in persuading us on what to believe and how to behave.

    Semiotics of X

    By Jamin R. Pelkey

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    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

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    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...

    Social Semiotics for a Complex World

    By Bob Hodge

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    Social semiotics reveals language's social meaning its structures, processes, conditions and effects in all social contexts, across all media and modes of discourse. This important new book uses social semiotics as a one-stop shop to analyse language and social meaning, enhancing linguistics with a sociological imagination.

    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

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    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...

    Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting

    By Sianne Ngai

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    The zany, the cute, and the interesting saturate postmodern culture, dominating the look of its art and commodities as well as our ways of speaking about the ambivalent feelings these objects often inspire. In this study Ngai offers an aesthetic theory for the hypercommodified, mass-mediated, performance-driven world of late capitalism.

    Semiotics of Clowns and Clowning

    By Paul Bouissac

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    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...

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