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

Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things: An Introduction to Semiotics (Paperback)

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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.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary theoryLanguages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectSociolinguisticsLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsSemanticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesInterdisciplinary studiesCommunication studies Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 08/08/2008 ISBN-13: 9780230605237  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Marcel Danesi is Director of the Program in Semiotics and Communication Theory and Professor of Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is the author of many books, including Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things; X-Rated! The Power of Mythic Symbolism in Popular Culture; and The History of the Kiss: The Birth of Popular Culture. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1998, founded a research center (Center for Communication and Information Sciences), and is the Editor in Chief of Semiotica. Danesi's work has been featured in the New York Times, Toronto Star, and Psychology Today, among other print publications, and he has been a guest on broadcast outlets such as National Public Radio.

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