In this book, pre-eminent semiotician Arthur Asa Berger decodes the meanings of common objects of consumption and their perceived 'sacredness' in consumerist cultures. Using semiotic theory, consumer culture is dissected in new and fascinating ways.
About the Author
Arthur Asa Berger is Professor Emeritus of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University, USA. He is the author or editor of more than sixty books, including Ads, Fads, and Consumer Culture; Shop 'Til You Drop and Agitpop: Political Culture and Communication Theory . Berger is a consulting editor for the journal Humor and is on the editorial committee for Semiotica.
Table of ContentsPART I: SEMIOTIC THEORY Theories of Consumer Cultures Marketing Theory and Semiotics PART II: SEMIOTIC APPLICATIONS Brands and Identity: We are our Brands The Objects of our Affection: Selected Case Studies Appendix: Learning Games and Activities