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Semiotics

Four Volume Set
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December 2002 | 1 568 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Semiotics, the study of the sign systems that constitute human culture, has since its discovery in the late 19th century and early 20th century, transformed the ways in which we think about culture and communication. It has opened new areas of study and made fruitful connections between established disciplines. This four-volume set offers the most extensive, systematic and in-depth survey of the foundations and development of semiotics as a field. It covers foundational texts in semiotics, from the constitution of the field in the early 20th century, through its blossoming with the advent of structuralism in the 1960s and `70s and the formative dialogue between structuralism and Marxism. It goes on to present a representative selection of central essays in literary semiotics, narratology and poetics, the semiotics of anthropology, myth, art, architecture, music, theatre, film, fashion and other aspects of contemporary culture. Special attention is paid to the development of a poststructuralist, semiotically aware discourse in the analysis of culture and history, to the related areas of deconstruction and psychoanalysis, and to the current controversy over the possibilities and issues raised by a postmodernist semiotics.

The anthology offers a unique and valuable research tool for students and scholars alike in all areas of the social sciences and humanities, including linguistics, social and cultural anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, psychology, literature, and media and communication studies.

 
VOLUME ONE
 
PART ONE: FUNDAMENTALS: THE CONSTITUTION OF THE FIELD
Ferdinand de Saussure
Course in General Linguistics
Louis Hjelmslev
The Stratification of Language
Roman Jakobson
Two Aspects of Language and Two Types of Linguistic Disturbances
Roman Jakobson
Linguistics and Poetics
Charles Sanders Peirce
Basic Concepts of Peircean Sign Theory
Charles Morris
Writings on the General Theory of Signs
 
PART TWO: THE ARTICULATION OF THE FIELD
Prague Linguistic Circle
Theses Presented at the First Congress of Slavic Philologists
Claude Lévi-Strauss
`Structural Analysis in Linguistics and Anthropology'
Roland Barthes
Elements of Semiology
Algirdas-Julien Greimas and Joseph Court[ac]es
Basic Concepts of Greimasian Semiotics
Algirdas-Julien Greimas and Fran[ce]cois Rastier
The Interaction of Semiotic Constraints
Umberto Eco
Toward a Logic of Culture
B A Uspenskij et al
Theses on the Semiotic Study of Culture (As Applied to Slavic Texts)
Luis J Prieto
Pertinence et pratique
Essai de s[ac]emiologie  
Solomon Marcus
Semiotics of Science versus Semiotics of Art
Thomas A Sebeok
Global Semiotics
 
VOLUME TWO
 
PART THREE: SEMIOTICS AND MARXISM: THE DEBATE
Valentin Voloshinov [and Mikhail Bakhtin]
Discourse in Life and Discourse in Art
Louis Althusser
Reading Capital
Henri Lefebvre
Reflexions sur le structuralisme et l'histoire
Maurice Godelier
The Mental and the Material
Raymond Williams
Language and Structures of Feeling
Lucien Goldmann
The Importance of the Concept of Potential Consciousness for Communication
Ferruccio Rossi-Landi
Language as Work and Trade
Pierre Bourdieu
The Economics of Linguistic Exchanges
 
PART FOUR: ANTHROPOLOGY, FOLKLORE AND MYTH
Claude Lévi-Strauss
Do Dual Organizations Exist?
Vladimir Propp
Morphology of the Folktale
Claude Lévi-Strauss
The Structural Study of Myth
Algirdas-Julien Greimas
The Interpretation of Myth
Theory and Practice  
Vyacheslav V Ivanov
Fundamentals of Diachronic Linguistics
Semiotic Implications  
Jean-Pierre Vernant
L'organisation de l'espace
Hestia-Hermes  
Edmund Leach
The Legitimacy of Solomon
Some Structural Aspects of Old Testament History  
 
VOLUME THREE
 
PART FIVE: LITERARY SEMIOTICS: NARRATOLOGY AND POETICS
Roland Barthes
Introduction to the Structural Analysis of Narratives
Roland Barthes
The Death of the Author
Tzvetan Todorov
Structural Analysis of Narrative
Algirdas-Julien Greimas
Elements of a Narrative Grammar
Gérard Genette
`Frontiers of Narrative'
Jonathan Culler
Literary Competence
Juri M Lotman
On the Metalanguage of a Typological Description of Culture
Julia Kristeva
The Bounded Text
 
PART SIX: SEMIOTICS OF NON-VERBAL AND COMPLEX SYSTEMS
Roland Barthes
Rhetoric of the Image
Boris Uspensky
General Premisses for a Semiotic Consideration of the Ancient Icon
Umberto Eco
Vers une semiotique des codes visuels
Alexandros Lagopoulos
Semiotics and Archeology
The Fine Arts and the Conception of Space in Ancient Greece  
Umberto Eco
Function and Sign
Semiotics of Architecture  
Eero Tarasti
A Theory of Musical Semiotics
The Theory Itself in an Abridged Form  
Keir Elam
The Semiotics of Theatre and Drama
Christian Metz
Some Points in the Semiotics of the Cinema
Roland Barthes
Written Clothing
Dick Hebdige
Subculture
The Meaning of Style  
 
VOLUME FOUR
 
PART SEVEN: CULTURE AND HISTORY: SEMIOTICS AND POSTSTRUCTURALISM
Roland Barthes
Myth Today
Erving Goffman
Footing
Mark Gottdiener
Hegemony and Mass Culture
A Semiotic Approach  
Michel Foucault
Preface from `The Order of Things'
Michel Foucault
The Unities of Discourse
Roland Barthes
Historical Discourse
Hayden White
The Content of the Form
Narrative Discourse and Historical Representation  
 
PART EIGHT: POSTSTRUCTURALISM: DECONSTRUCTION AND PSYCHOANALYSIS
Jacques Derrida
The Outside Is the Inside
Jacques Derrida
Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences
Jacques Lacan
The Agency of the Letter in the Unconscious or Reason Since Freud
Julia Kristeva
The System and the Speaking Subject
 
PART NINE: FROM POSTSTRUCTURALISM TO POSTMODERNISM
Jean-François Lyotard
The Postmodern Condition
Jean Baudrillard
Toward a Critique of the Political Economy of the Sign
Fredric Jameson
Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism
Mark Gottdiener
The Substance of the Expression
The Role of Material Culture in Symbolic Interaction  

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