"As the launcher of the whole science of ""semiotics"" - the study of the meanings latent in the signs and objects we come across dally in the modem media-saturated worid - this book attempts to demystify the roies and values inherent in such diverse commonplace items as wrestling, Citroen DS, steak and chips. Greta Garbo's face and household detorgents via a series of essays. The essays themselves became cultural icons, and the book became a cult object It is now studled on many courses in hogher education as an emblematic text of post-war..."
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Wine is a part of society because it provides a basis not only for a morality but
also for an environment; it is an ornament in the slightest ceremonials of French
daily life, from the snack (plonk and camembert) to the feast, from the
We find again here this bourgeois promoting of the mountains, this old Alpine
myth (since it dates back to the nineteenth century) which Gide rightly associated
with Helvetico-Protestant morality and which has always functioned as a hybrid ...
But this party can constitute only a political richness: in a bourgeois culture, there
is neither proletarian culture nor proletarian morality, there is no proletarian art;
ideologically, all that is not bourgeois is obliged to borrow from the bourgeoisie.
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The first part of Mythologies is a collection of short individual pieces written by Barthes on the semiology - the underlying symbolism and meaning, of a selection of commonplace phenenomena of ... Read full review
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This is definitely not a book to casually pick up and read for fun. I read it as part of an independent study project myself. Barthes is extremely brilliant and deep, but not always as approachable as ... Read full review
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The Romans in Films
The Poor and the Proletariat
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