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Analyzing Cultures : An Introduction and Handbook - 99 edition

Analyzing Cultures : An Introduction and Handbook (ISBN10: 0253212987; ISBN13: 9780253212986)
ISBN13: 978-0253212986
ISBN10: 0253212987

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0253335678
ISBN10: 0253335671

Summary: Analyzing Cultures provides what readers of semiotics, anthropology, communications, and media studies have long searched for: an intelligent and engaging introduction to semiotic analysis. Marcel Danesi and Paul Perron have written a unique primer that addresses the way culture is studied within a semiotic framework.

The authors give a concise, accessible overview of theories of signs in the history of philosophy and the social sciences. Principles of sem
iotic analysis are presented with vivid examples drawn from the world around us. Chapters are devoted to, among other things, the body and nonverbal communication; language acquisition, language in its social context, and how language shapes thought; cultural meanings of territories, spaces, and buildings; the importance of art to culture; cultural meanings of objects, artifacts, and technological processes; forms and cultural functions of narrative; and television and advertising media.

Analyzing Cultures is without peer as an introduction and reference for readers who want to understand the place of semiotics in the history of philosophy and the social sciences.
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Summary: Analyzing Cultures provides what readers of semiotics, anthropology, communications, and media studies have long searched for: an intelligent and engaging introduction to semiotic analysis. Marcel Danesi and Paul Perron have written a unique primer that addresses the way culture is studied within a semiotic framework.

The authors give a concise, accessible overview of theories of signs in the history of philosophy and the social sciences. Principles of semiotic analysis are presented with vivid examples drawn from the world around us. Chapters are devoted to, among other things, the body and nonverbal communication; language acquisition, language in its social context, and how language shapes thought; cultural meanings of territories, spaces, and buildings; the importance of art to culture; cultural meanings of objects, artifacts, and technological processes; forms and cultural functions of narrative; and television and advertising media.

Analyzing Cultures is without peer as an introduction and reference for readers who want to understand the place of semiotics in the history of philosophy and the social sciences.
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Edition/Copyright: 99
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Year Published: 1999
International: No



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