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Fashion System - 83 edition

Fashion System (ISBN10: 0520071778; ISBN13: 9780520071773)
ISBN13: 978-0520071773
ISBN10: 0520071778

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, clothi
ng would be bought (and produced) only at the very slow rate of its dilapidation."
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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." ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 83
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 07/25/1990
International: No

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