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The Fashion System

Roland Barthes

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ISBN 10: 0520071778 / ISBN 13: 9780520071773
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Paperback. 351 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 5.9in. x 1.0in.In his consideration of the language of the fashion magazinethe structural analysis of descriptions of womens clothing by writers about fashionBarthes 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 dont calculate; if clothings producers and consumers had the same consciousness, clothing would be bought (and produced) only at the very slow rate of its dilapidation. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780520071773

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Title: The Fashion System

Publisher: University of California Press

Binding: Paperback

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Book Type: Paperback

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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."

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The object of this inquiry is the structural analysis of women's clothing as currently described by Fashion magazines: its method was originally inspired by the general science of signs postulated by Saussure under the name semiology.

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