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Mythologies (1957) - Roland Barthes

Related: mythology - semiotics - structuralism - 1957 - cultural criticism - cultural studies (percursor to) - Roland Barthes - French philosophy

Mythologies is a critique of consumerism and a precursor to Guy Debord's 1967 Society of the Spectacle. Mythologies' philosophical stance is well reflected in Georges Perec's 1965 novel Things. [Aug 2006]

Mythologies (1957) - Roland Barthes
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Mythologies is the title of a book by Roland Barthes . It is a collection of essays examining the tendency of contemporary social value systems to create modern myths. Barthes also looks at the semiology of the process of myth creation, updating Ferdinand de Saussure's system of sign analysis by adding a second level where signs are elevated to the level of myth. It is considered to be a key antecedent of cultural studies. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mythologies [Jul 2004]

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