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Fashion System

Fashion System - 83 edition

Fashion System - 83 edition

ISBN13: 9780520071773

ISBN10: 0520071778

Fashion System by Roland Barthes, Matthew  Translator Ward and Richard  Translator Howard - ISBN 9780520071773
Edition: 83
Copyright: 1983
Publisher: University of California Press
Published:
International: No
Fashion System by Roland Barthes, Matthew  Translator Ward and Richard  Translator Howard - ISBN 9780520071773

ISBN13: 9780520071773

ISBN10: 0520071778


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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."

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.