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Of cigarettes, high heels, and other interesting things : an introduction to semiotics, Marcel Danesi

Label
Of cigarettes, high heels, and other interesting things : an introduction to semiotics
Title
Of cigarettes, high heels, and other interesting things
Title remainder
an introduction to semiotics
Statement of responsibility
Marcel Danesi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this volume, Marcel Danesi shows us that the discipline that endeavors to understand the human quest for meaning is known as semiotics. He demonstrates how semiotics unravels the meanings of signs that make up the system of what we call a culture or society. This book will engender in the reader the same kind of analytical and inquisitive frame of mind with which a semiotician approaches the subject matter of meaning. As Danesi argues, perhaps the greatest skill possessed by Homo sapiens, literally the "knowing animal," is the ability to know itself. This book reveals how semiotics helps to sharpen that ability considerably."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Danesi, Marcel
Dewey number
302.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Semiotics
  • Semiotics
Label
Of cigarettes, high heels, and other interesting things : an introduction to semiotics, Marcel Danesi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cigarettes and high heels : the universe of signs -- What does it mean? : How humans represent the world -- Makeup : why do we put it on? -- Tell me about yourself : what is language? -- Kisses sweeter than wine : metaphor and the making of meaning -- Now, tell me about yourself : why do we tell stories? -- At arm's length : the meanings of spaces -- What a beautiful ring! : The meanings of clothes and objects -- Art is indistinguishable from life : the artistic nature of the human species -- There's more to perfume than smell : advertising, pop culture, television, and online culture
Control code
ocn180689992
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xi, 235 pages
Isbn
9780230605237
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2007044448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)180689992
Label
Of cigarettes, high heels, and other interesting things : an introduction to semiotics, Marcel Danesi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cigarettes and high heels : the universe of signs -- What does it mean? : How humans represent the world -- Makeup : why do we put it on? -- Tell me about yourself : what is language? -- Kisses sweeter than wine : metaphor and the making of meaning -- Now, tell me about yourself : why do we tell stories? -- At arm's length : the meanings of spaces -- What a beautiful ring! : The meanings of clothes and objects -- Art is indistinguishable from life : the artistic nature of the human species -- There's more to perfume than smell : advertising, pop culture, television, and online culture
Control code
ocn180689992
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
xi, 235 pages
Isbn
9780230605237
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2007044448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)180689992

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