Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things: An Introduction to Semiotics / Edition 2

Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things: An Introduction to Semiotics / Edition 2

by Marcel Danesi
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0230605230

ISBN-13: 9780230605237

Pub. Date: 08/08/2008

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

Why do people routinely risk their health by smoking cigarettes? Why do some females make walking a struggle by donning high heels? In a fully updated edition, the author attempts to answer such questions by explaining the discipline that endeavors to understand the human meaning quest: semiotics.

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Why do people routinely risk their health by smoking cigarettes? Why do some females make walking a struggle by donning high heels? In a fully updated edition, the author attempts to answer such questions by explaining the discipline that endeavors to understand the human meaning quest: semiotics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230605237
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
08/08/2008
Series:
Semaphores and Signs
Edition description:
2nd ed. 2008
Pages:
235
Sales rank:
993,554
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface Cigarettes and High Heels: What Do They Really Mean? What Does It Mean? How Humans Represent the World Make-Up: 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 Just Smell: Advertising, Pop Culture, and Television Notes

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