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Mythologies: Complete Edition
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Publisher Hill & Wang Pub
Publication date March 13, 2012
Pages 274
Binding Hardcover
Edition Italian edition
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374532345
ISBN-10 0374532346
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 8.75 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $27.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: €œNo denunciation without its proper instrument of close analysis,€ Roland Barthes wrote in his preface to Mythologies. There is no more proper instrument of analysis of our contemporary myths than this book€”one of the most significant works in French theory, and one that has transformed the way readers and philosophers view the world around them.Our age is a triumph of codification. We own devices that bring the world to the command of our fingertips. We have access to boundless information and prodigious quantities of stuff. We decide to like or not, to believe or not, to buy or not. We pick and choose. We think we are free. Yet all around us, in pop culture, politics, mainstream media, and advertising, there are codes and symbols that govern our choices. They are the fabrications of consumer society. They express myths of success, well-being, or happiness. As Barthes sees it, these myths must be carefully deciphered, and debun

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Italian edition edition from Hill & Wang Pub (March 13, 2012)
9780374532345 | details & prices | 274 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $27.00
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