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Fashion System

Fashion System - 83 edition

ISBN13: 978-0520071773

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ISBN13: 978-0520071773
ISBN10: 0520071778
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Edition/Copyright: 83
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 1983
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Fashion System - 83 edition

ISBN13: 978-0520071773

Roland Barthes, Matthew Translator Ward and Richard Translator Howard

ISBN13: 978-0520071773
ISBN10: 0520071778
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 83
Publisher: University of California Press

Published: 1983
International: No
Summary

In his consideration of the language of the fashion magazine--the structural analysis of descriptions of women's clothing by writers about fashion--Barthes gives us a brief history of semiology. At the same time, he identifies economics as the underlying reason for the luxuriant prose of the fashion magazine: "Calculating, industrial society is obliged to form consumers who don't calculate; if clothing's producers and consumers had the same consciousness, clothing would be bought (and produced) only at the very slow rate of its dilapidation."

Author Bio

Barthes, Roland : Deceased

Roland Barthes was born in 1915 and studied French literature and classics at the University of Paris. After teaching French at universities in Romania and Egypt, he joined the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, where he devoted himself to research in sociology and lexicology. He was a professor of the Collège de France until his death in 1980.

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