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Description - Mythologies by Roland Barthes

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099529750
ISBN-10: 0099529750
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Vintage Classics
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-May-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes was born in 1915 and studied French literarture 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 professor at the Coll ge de France until his death in 1980.

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