Mythologies

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‘Mythologies’ is a series of essays on the codings that command our daily life, from hairstyles in the film Julius Caesar to glossy photographs of gourmet cooking, to the cult of foam in detergents.

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‘Barthes’ purpose is to tear away masks and demystify the signs, signals and symbols of the language of mass culture’ The Times

In 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.

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Weight 0.15 kg
Dimensions 19.5 × 13 × 1 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

xx, 187

Language

English

Edition

Revised Vintage edition

Dewey

194 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K