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Mythologies (Paperback)

Roland Barthes

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ISBN 10: 0099529750 / ISBN 13: 9780099529750
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2009
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Language: English. Brand new Book. 'Barthes' purpose is to tear away masks and demystify the signs, signals and symbols of the language of mass culture' The TimesIn this magnificent and often surprising collection of essays Barthes explores the myths of mass culture. Taking subjects as diverse as wrestling, films, plastic and cars, Barthes elegantly deciphers the symbols and signs embedded deep in familiar aspects of modern life, unmasking the hidden ideologies and meanings which implicitly affect our thought and behaviour. This early classic of semiotics from one of France's greatest thinkers may irrevocably change the way you view the world around you. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099529750

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Title: Mythologies (Paperback)

Publisher: Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom

Publication Date: 2009

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Edition: Revised edition.

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In this magnificent collection of essays, Barthes explores the myths of mass culture taking subjects as diverse as wrestling, films, plastic and cars, deciphering the symbols and signs within familiar aspects of modern life and, in so doing, unmasking the hidden ideologies and meanings which implicitly affect our thought and behaviour.

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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 at the College de France until his death in 1980.

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