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The Power of Semiotics - The Power of Semiotics The first ordinance of this class is to write a reflexive paper about semiotics as I, or as I try to, understand it. Being able to write a reflexive paper luckily does not imply that I hold a thorough understanding of the material. Or, for that matter, a thorough understanding of the material for which I am about to reflect. I hesitate, for one of the first times in my life, to say that I can write a paper about semiotics or reflecting about semiotics or critiquing semiotics....   [tags: Semiotics Reflection Essays] 1536 words
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Semiotics - ... Now that I have explained the theory of semiotics, I will analyze how researchers have used this theory and what common conclusions they have drawn in their studies. The first theme I found to be recurrent in my research articles is that it is ultimately the consumer who determines the meaning of an advertisement. One article that analyzed pesticide advertisements over a period of five decades says that it is the society or audience that determines the meaning of the advertisement (Kroma & Flora, 2003)....   [tags: Linguistics]
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Semiotics - Semiotics Summary For each of us and for organisations in general the effective use of information is a critical success factor. You only need to think of the assignments you need to complete and the demand for a diverse and unified communication of information being required. There are two broad paradigms for dealing with information: • Information as a ‘substance’ flowing through a system (Stamper et.al.) • Information as a ‘process’ ie a social activity of making and maintaining relationships (Cheek et.al.) We have chosen the later paradigm, however both need modelling approaches which allow us to collect and communicate knowledge and information effectively....   [tags: Properties Signs ] 1285 words
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The Semiotics of Covers - The Semiotics of Covers I'm going to buy a book today - but not a school book, a real book - a bestseller. I walk past the harmonica man standing outside of the Brown Office Building, clamping my ears shut against the discordant melodies he's spewing out at me. I enter the Brown Bookstore - my Mecca, my Graceland. I strut past the tables near the door and walk toward the bestseller wall, my being allthewhile bombarded by hardcovers seeking my wandering eyes. Howard Stern in drag screams out at me from the left, something about Colin Powell and a journey crys out from the right....   [tags: Books Reading Essays] 2335 words
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The Semiotics of the Encore - The Semiotics of the Encore Introduction In this reflexive paper, I wish to add a brief addendum to the literature about the semiotics of performance by examining the semiotic acts that surround the ritual of the encore in a live concert performance. I will bring to my analysis of this phenomena my twenty-some years of experience witnessing rock concerts in venues of all sizes and with a wide variety of audiences and performers. I will argue that there are specific elements to this ritual that are of particular interest to semioticians....   [tags: Concert Music Audience Papers]
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Semiotics in Cyberspace - Semiotics in Cyberspace We are seeing one of the most historically significant changes in the way we share information. Electronic communication devices have been with us since the beginning of the 20th century. Radio provided ways to share sounds with distant people simultaneously. The telephone added the ability to inter-communicate with others. Cinematography captured images and created the illusion of motion. Television added the ability to send sounds and moving images to masses of distant people simultaneously....   [tags: Communication Internet] 807 words
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Fashion and Semiotics - Fashion and Semiotics Missing Works Cited Ever since their invention many centuries ago, clothes have been used as a way of communicating. The message communicated relies on a number of factors including the social background of both the communicator and the receiver, and the context in which the message is communicated. Although at times the exact message or symbolism one is trying to portray may not be clear, it is evident that clothing has long been embraced as one of the best ways to project one’s desired personal image to those around them....   [tags: Sociology Semiology Symbolism] 1926 words
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Communication Science vs. Semiotics - Communication Science vs. Semiotics Marcel Danesi says that "communication theorists generally focus more on the study of message-making as a process, whereas semioticians center their attention more on what a message means and on how it creates meaning" (Messages and Meanings: An Introduction to Semiotics, 1994). He implies that both communication science and semiotics are systematic studies of signs. Interestingly, Danesi comments that semiotics studies signification first and communication second....   [tags: Communication Science] 785 words
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A Critique on Semiotics Theory - A Critique on Semiotics Theory In the early 1900s Ferdinand de Saussure coined the term semiology. Semiology is concerned with "anything that can stand for something else." French writer Roland Barthes concentrates on interpreting signs. His ultimate goal is to explain how seemingly straightforward signs pick up ideological or connotative meaning and work to maintain the cultural status quo. In the book, A First Look at Communication Theory, Em Griffin presents the semiotics theory then later goes on to critique it....   [tags: Communication Essays]
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Semiotics and Instructional Technology - Semiotics and Instructional Technology Abstract The purpose of my paper is to define and discuss semiotics and relate it to instructional technology. Discussing Semiotics Huyghe says that if you are a semiologist, then you study systems of signs (Huyghe, 1993, p.1). This area of discussion can cover a broad range of topics from hieroglyphic writing to "Masks and the semiotics of identity." "In semiotic terms, an icon is a variety of sign that bears a resemblance to its object; a diagram, for example, is an icon of that which the diagram represents (Pollock, 1995, p....   [tags: Signs Writing Symbols Essays Symbolism]
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The Integration of Semiotics and Political Signs - ... (Oh, my)” (Buzzfeed). Attempting to mock the stigma that some Americans have placed on the Muslim community. By mocking said stigma those who support the belief that Muslims should be feared or closely watched are by consequence squashed, their beliefs are portrayed in such a way that presents itself as outlandish. Therefore negativity is placed on such advocates. In David Glen Mick’s exploration in semiotics he expresses the idea that semiotics displays signs and messages as a whole by the study of their parts....   [tags: Politics]
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Design: Representation and Semiotics - ... Design can also represent a person, by giving the person an identity in the world. For example, one buys a recently launched electronic which is highly expensive for an average person to afford. By bringing the new product around and showing it to different types of people, the product gains more popularity and people think of this person as a high-income grosser (identity). The first thing that catches the users attention is the design of the product or its packaging. Companies are using design as a weapon to compete with their competitors for their products, in order get a share in the marketplace....   [tags: Design]
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Semiotics of Personal Objects - Ever since I was a little girl, clothes and shoes have been important to me. I loved picking out my own outfits for school, and finding just the right color Keds or sandals to match. It truly was a passion. Even now, many years later, here I am, the same shopaholic and fashion maniac I have always been. After researching semiotics, which in short, is the method of interpreting signs and finding a deeper meaning in everyday activities, I realize, that my reasoning for choosing the clothes and shoes that I chose, is deeper, than just the fact that I looked cute, it was a choice of statements I was making each and every time....   [tags: Personal Essays] 474 words
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The Use of Semiotics in Coco Cola's Advertising - The term ‘Semiotics’ refers to the study of signs and symbols, the relationship between written or spoken signs and of the meanings that are created. The essay will first of all try to give some definition a review of the main terminology used in the study of Semiotics and will then apply these to a series of texts, relating to advertising for Coca Cola. The basics of Semiotics were laid down by a Swiss linguist, Ferdinand De Saussure (1857-1913). “He used the word to describe a new science which he saw as ‘a science, which studies the life of signs at the heart of social life’ [Saussure cited in Underwood] He considered that a sign had two essential elements: the signifier and the signified....   [tags: Advertising, Marketing] 2034 words
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The Relationships Between Quaker, The Company, And Semiotics - The Relationships Between Quaker, The Company, and Semiotics For my presentation I have looked at one of Peterborough's oldest and biggest manufacturer, The Quaker company. More specifically the outside and inside of the building. As I was driving towards the building I thought, what was so significant about the Quaker building and how could a picture of a Quaker be so significant in today's culture. I also thought that this whole image of Quaker could not be that overwhelming, however, with great embarrassment I was completely mistaken....   [tags: essays research papers] 1078 words
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Food as Sign and Code - Food as Sign and Code What do you think of when you see or smell your favorite food. On one hand the sight or smell of that food might trigger hunger, or even a memory of the last time you shared that meal with a loved one. The point is, the smell or sight of our favorite food would trigger a different thought or feeling in each of us. This is an example of Semiotics. Semiotics is defined as "anything that can stand for something else." Roland Barthes was one of Europe's most renowned theorists of semiology....   [tags: Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz Semiotics Essays]
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English as a Young and Changing Discipline - This essay takes an interdisciplinary approach to discussing the English language as a young and changing discipline. It draws on theories from the fields of philosophy, psychology, semiotics, physical science, and critique for reinforcement of the author's own ideals or ideas about the English language. The most appealing order to the essay was to begin with philosophy as a metaphysical approach with touches of idealism and humanism fusing with idealistic-empiricist- sense-experience approaches through psychology, physical science, and semiotics....   [tags: Languages] 1608 words
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Social Sciences In Theatre - Social Sciences in Theatre How are the social sciences associated with theatre. In his article “Performance Studies”, Helbo identifies many social sciences associated with theatre including psychology, sociology, and semiotics. Psychology, he states, has greatly increased the work of the actor by giving him a tool to examine his character or role in greater depth. Psychology has also affected the spectator by creating a release and even a form of therapy. Sociology is used in theatre to determine the cultural politics involved, the link between demand patterns and economic patterns, and the role of theatre in everyday life....   [tags: essays research papers] 341 words
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gender roles inherent or socialized? - The belief that gender roles are inherently biological is a cultural fallacy, which can lead to an inability to effectively communicate when we do not assess each individual’s personality. Research of this topic is necessary in order to learn how to completely understand how to communicate. When trying to communicate with an individual there are more variables than simply gender that need to be assessed. However, there are many ways that society implies that this is not necessary. Our society has been taught that gender roles are inherent, biological and behavioral characteristics....   [tags: essays research papers] 858 words
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Literary Analysis: "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" - ... a set of events structured to achieve an effect.” (Moon) As The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat selects and organises material from Sacks’ perspective, the text is to some degree fictional and positions the reader in relation to the meanings in the text. A narrative is constructed of signs, arranged into codes, which are interpreted and understood by the audience. People often take the process of understanding signs for granted because the process is more passive than active. Nonetheless, the process is complex because the signs present in narratives are culturally learned, rather than being inherent human knowledge....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 2137 words
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help me - Visual Communication could be described as processes that rely primarily on rich visual content as the means of conveying information through words, photos, colors, shapes, and many other components. However, visual communication explores the use of graphical components in achieving communication goals. Visual communication has both critical and practical parts. According to the current book we use in the class “Visual Communication, Images with Messages”, the critical part of visual communication is known as visual rhetoric, which explores the way that designers use visual elements to influence audiences....   [tags: essays research papers] 565 words
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Mathematics - Mathematics At the recent annual meeting of the Psychology of Mathematics Education--North America Chapter, held in Florida, Bob and I were playing Frisbee on the beach. The lure of the surf soon led us into thigh deep water where waves added to the fun we were having with the wind. We were throwing parallel to the shore but the waves were coming in at an angle so that a breaking wave first hit Bob before hitting me a few seconds later. Verbal communication was difficult due to the noise of the surf, so thumbs-up or down, applause, head-nodding or shaking, along with smiles or frowns took its place....   [tags: Personal Narrative Math Essays] 1553 words
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The Symbolism of Self Violence - The Symbolism of Self Violence I enrolled in this class in semiotics in order to see if the semiotic approach would give me a greater understanding or give meaning to what I do for a living. It seems natural that I would try to employ the method with the problems that vex me the most. I hope that any reader of this text will appreciate the attempt at interpretation of meaning and not focus on the sensationalism or strangeness of the behaviors that I will describe. I must give credit for the idea of looking at the symbolism of self-violence to James Gilligan in his book, "Violence" in which he examines the symbolism of violence towards others (Gilligan , 1996) ....   [tags: Psychology Papers]
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Intertextuality - What is intertextuality. How does intertextuality challenge E.D. Hirsch’s idea that a text has a single meaning created by its author. Explain with reference to examples drawn from any media format. According to American literary critic, E.D. Hirsch, in order to interpret a body of text, one must ask one’s self the only question that can be answered objectively – “what, in all probability, did the author mean to convey?” He believed that the author’s intended meaning equates the meaning of a text and it is in fact, the reader’s duty to uncover the the author’s intentions....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Analysis of Dominant Ideology in Various Media Texts - Stuart Hall has posited that the concepts of individual dream states can be brought on a macroscopic scale to media text. In particular, "nightmares" of individuals, can be related to the semiological analysis of a given media text in relation to dominant ideology and culture in general. His main points in this are twofold, first is to point out that the more horrible and "nightmarish" a media scenario (i.e. story) is, the more difficult it is to de-construct the ideological markers that serve as the basis for the text....   [tags: Film] 1051 words
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Television Programs - Television Programs There are many useful techniques greatly in television programmes and in their opening sequences. They are used to attract the viewer's attention while also creating a great way to show what the upcoming program is about. One of these techniques is the use of split screening; this is a very attractive way to put across what a programme is about, tone or genera. In the television soap 'Hollyoaks' the beginning shows a short clip of around thirty seconds to around a minute that gives a little incite into the episode, which is followed by the use of split screening in the opening credits....   [tags: Papers] 686 words
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Analysis of Film Posters - Analysis of Film Posters Having studied film posters this term, it is apparent that certain forms and conventions are applied. [IMAGE]The major forms and conventions of film posters could include: A large title which attracts the eye, bold colours which stand out from the background, intriguing picture which would attract viewers to the film, persuasive language which might persuade the viewers to go and see the film, using the main character's name for promotion, and the certification will either to ensure that the right type of people are watching the film....   [tags: Papers] 1108 words
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Roland Barthes - Roland Barthes The work of Roland Barthes (1915-80), the cultural theorist and analyst, embraces a wide range of cultural phenomena, including advertising, fashion, food, and wrestling. He focused on cultural phenomena as language systems, and for this reason we might think of him as a structuralist. In these notes, I provide a short profile of this influential figure, together with a synopsis of his seminal essay, "Rhetoric of the Image," a model for semiological analysis of all kinds. * * * * * This cultural theorist and analyst was born in Cherbourg, a port-city northwest of Paris....   [tags: Rhetoric of the Image]
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Barthes' argument in The Death of the Author - The Function of Subject as Signified Barthes’ argument in The Death of the Author, as it is clarified by the structuralist approach of Ferdinand de Saussure and the manifestations of his linguistic system adapted by Jacques Lacan and Jacques Derrida, is composed of an ultimate dismissal of the signification of a text in favor of the ratification of the function of the subject. Once this function is ascertained, Barthes shifts his impetus to the antiquation of the author’s place in general. The function of the subject that Barthes concludes is the concatenation of the signifier of a text for the purpose of the unification of its constitution....   [tags: Barthes Death of the Author]
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Magazine Analysis - Maclean’s is a Canadian news magazine established in 1905 by John Bayne Maclean. Distributed weekly, it is Canada’s only national current affairs magazine; it covers such matters as politics, international affairs, social issues, business and culture. On average, the magazine circulates 366,394 issues per week and has a readership of 2,753,000. 51% of readers are men and 49% are women, with an average age of 45 years old. On October 11th, 2007, Volume 120 Number 41, October 22nd, 2007 issue (Figure 1) was distributed nationally ....   [tags: Magazine Publication Analysis] 1944 words
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The Communication of Meaning in Advertising - ... In the St John advertisement, the person of Angelina Jolie, the most prominent signifier, and her elegance and sexual authority, the signified, conceive the most notable thematic concern and sign within the advertisement; the depiction of the desirable female form. In both panels of the text, it can be seen how through non-verbal codes such as expression, gaze, gesture and pose, Jolie connotes the idealised form of beauty and physical womanhood. Accordingly, she stands an image and symbol of what the reader subconsciously desires and seeks to possess (Rojek 1997:110)....   [tags: Advertising] 1291 words
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Arthur Asa Berger's Analysis of Cheers - "Cheers" - A Semiotic Analysis by Berger      In Arthur Asa Berger’s essay, he conducts a semiotic analysis of the comedy television show "Cheers." In his analysis of the show he points out many characteristics that refer to semiotics. Even though one could not agree with all of his findings, many of them are reasonable. One discrepancy someone might have with his ideas is that he applies his analysis to simply one episode rather than the entire series. Berger could have been able to conduct a more thorough examination if he used the whole series as a basis for his semiotic analysis....   [tags: essays research papers] 470 words
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The Greek Chorus - The Greek Chorus *No Works Cited Greek tragedy and comedy originated with the chorus, the most important part of the performance space was the orchestra, which means 'a place for dancing' (orchesis). A typical tragic Greek chorus was a group of some twelve to fifteen masked men just about to enter military service after some years of training (Athenians were taught to sing and dance from a very early age.) An old comedic chorus consisted of up to twenty four men. The effort of dancing and singing through three tragedies and a satyr play was likened to that of competing in the Olympic Games....   [tags: Papers] 361 words
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The Virtual Umwelt - The Virtual Umwelt In my last reflexive paper titled Semiotics in Cyberspace (April, 1995), I referred to the following statement from Philip Elmer-DeWitt's article Welcome to Cyberspace: What is it. Where is it. And how to get there?: "Stripped of the external trappings of wealth, power, beauty and social status, people tend to be judged in the Cyberspace of the Internet only by their ideas and their ability to get them across in terse, vigorous prose." This statement was used to prove a point in that context....   [tags: Internet Communication Essays] 553 words
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The Name Of The Rose - In the title of the novel, The name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco, the 'rose' can signify many ideas. By making this the title of the book, Eco has attracted the attention of a reader because it suggests a number of things. A rose can be all of nature, the most beautiful of it, a girl, etc. Just as the title suggests several answers, so can the implications in the novel. The rose can be the Church, the richest and most powerful organization in the entire world. As each of its most devoted die, a little bit of the doctrine is forgotten until the 'name becomes bare', it can no longer be understood as its whole....   [tags: essays research papers] 547 words
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Hysteria - Hysteria Hysteria is a known physical problem without a known biological reason. Sigmund Freud, one believer that was willing to take a chance, believed that if it was not a biological problem it must be a psychological one. Therefore psychology must be the cure. When Freud gave these patients a chance to express their anger, humiliation, and disgust about these experiences. Their symptoms began to vanish. Sigmund Freud was born on May 6, 1856 at Freeburg, Moravia, now Prior in the Czech Republic....   [tags: Papers] 535 words
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Use of Signs and Symbols as Important Forms of Communication - Use of Signs and Symbols as Important Forms of Communication Signs. They're everywhere. Though this statement is in no way enlightening, it is none the less very true. Within our culture, we are so completely surrounded by signs of all types that they become nearly invisible unless they are looked for. Though this likely seems true to you upon some reflection, it is just as likely that you have only considered "signs" in the most basic literal sense, that is, signs such as those that offer directions to the nearest parking lot or those denoting street names....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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History and Story Telling in Graham Swift's Waterland - History and Story Telling in Graham Swift's Waterland Waterland uses history, theory, and fictional biography to address the question of history. The blurring of boundaries between history, story, and theory questions the construction of those boundaries as well as the closure and linear nature of traditional narrative. If Waterland has a beginning, it is far in the geologic past, at a time when the continents began their slow journey to the positions they now occupy; however, the novel itself does not begin at this beginning....   [tags: Waterland Essays]
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Children's Television Commercials: Analyzing the Representation of Family - Children's Television Commercials: Analyzing the Representation of Family The assignment requires children’s commercials to be studied to find how these commercials are coded to give meaning to a representation of ‘the family’. However, before this can be tackled the concept of representation must be discussed as well as clarifying what exactly is meant by ‘children’s commercials’. The assignment is open to many interpretations as to what constitutes a children’s commercial. A commercial aimed at children, especially young children, must have an appeal to both child and parent alike, as it is most likely the parent who will be purchasing any of the items desired....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Cross-Dressing in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and As You Like It - Cross-Dressing in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and As You Like It In Shakespeare's plays Twelfth Night and As You Like It both of the lead female characters dress as men. Both plays are comedies and the change in gender is used as a joke, but I think it goes much deeper. A woman can become a man, but only if it is not permanent. The affect of the change cannot be too great because she must change back to female once everything is settled. They are strong female characters, but must become men to protect themselves and ultimately solve the problem of the play....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Old Navy and the Infantilization of the American Consumer - Old Navy and the Infantilization of the American Consumer It is certain that the Old Navy store is full of clothes and accessories for all shapes, sizes and genders. Its presupposition, however, is that all shapes, sizes and genders will be of one primary inclination: that of the infant. In front of me as I peruse the Old Navy is a pink purse with metallic flecks infused into its plasticine construction. I find this purse in the "Woman's" section, next to the display rack full of puffy-sleeved t-shirts, whimsically cut blouses, flare pants and lo-rider blue-jeans embroidered with alarmingly cute curlicues....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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George W. Bush as the Anti-Christ - George W. Bush as the Anti-Christ To really grasp the significance of the symbol of the anti-Christ we must first posit politics as itself symbolic. Politics is the semiotics of a nation's will: it becomes the People just as the People become it by being elected into office and participating in the political process, or in dictatorships, by following the rules and not forming underground movements. But in a democracy, it is an especially tight symbolic relationship, thus the clear relationship between political symbol and anti-Christ in George W....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers] 1629 words
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Art - A Culturally Constructed Myth - Art - A Culturally Constructed Myth The development of semiotics in the 20th century revealed much about ideology in mass culture. Structuralist Roland Barthes' texts on the matter are very much products of their times, yet many still have a troubling modern-day relevance. Barthes' Mythologies demonstrates the possibilty to find meaning through the 'trivia' of everyday life. He claims to want to challenge the 'innoncence' and 'naturalness' of cultural texts and practices, as they are capable of producing a multitude of supplementary meanings, or 'connotations'....   [tags: American Culture Essays] 977 words
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Masculinity, Femininity and Simone Benmussa’s Singular Life of Albert Nobbs - Masculinity, Femininity and Simone Benmussa’s Singular Life of Albert Nobbs The semiotics of traditional theatrical form reinforce an oppressive patriarchal system. The physical body becomes the catalyst by which gender is assigned and expected. This emphasis on the body is amplified in the theater. Simone Benmussa’s play The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs, adapted from the short story by George Moore, deals with issues of femininity and masculinity and how these are portrayed within the theater as well as how theater is formed by the traditional patriarchal gaze....   [tags: Singular Life Albert Nobbs]
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The Ethical Values of the Music Art of the Ancient Greeks: A Semiotic Essay - The Ethical Values of the Music Art of the Ancient Greeks: A Semiotic Essay ABSTRACT: Humanity requires for its satisfaction Beauty and Good, that is, love, wisdom, and courage. Put differently, the necessity of order, equilibrium, and harmony. These values ground one of the most elevated planes of the spiritual life: music. Its moral force in the education of the mind, soul, and behavior of the human person has been emphasized by the ancient Greek philosophers. This important message exists as a pattern crossing the centuries....   [tags: Musical Artistic Greek Essays] 2781 words
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Aristotle's Logical Foundation of Physiognomics - Aristotle's Logical Foundation of Physiognomics ABSTRACT: Whenever we meet an unknown person, our first judgment, even unwillingly and often subconsciously, starts from his or her external appearance. Since character can be properly recognized only from words and deeds observed over some time, at first sight we have to rely on what we immediately can see. This physiognomical first approach to each other is as old as humankind, and, though it has never been able to be proved a proper science, in everyday life we all believe in and use physioculture....   [tags: Aristotle] 1906 words
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A Comparative Analysis of the Lvov-Warsaw School and Frege-Russell's Tradition - A Comparative Analysis of the Lvov-Warsaw School and Frege-Russell's Tradition ABSTRACT: The aim of this paper is a comparative analysis of the Lvov-Warsaw School and Frege-Russell's tradition. The Comparison of these is made on the grounds of the analysis of existence. Choosing "existence" as the object of the analysis is very essential. It is so because understanding of the category of existence is strongly connected with the whole system. Thus, while analyzing the category, one can make a reconstruction of the concept scheme (in both traditions); show their functioning; and compare them to each other....   [tags: Lvov-Warsaw School Frege Russell Tradition] 3709 words
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The Concept of Information - The Concept of Information There is such a point of view that information is an abstract unit as an invariant of informational processes. Information consists of object, procedural and morphological components.We have an opportunity to consider that information consists of object and procedural components. So we have the relation-functional concept of information.Information has such attributes as syntactics, semantics and pragmatics. These attributes are relational definitions. Semantics and pragmatics are considered to be external features (characteristics) of the definite syntactics....   [tags: Exploratory Research] 763 words
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Information as the Basis for Representation - Information as the Basis for Representation ABSTRACT: The article presents a proposal to use the notion of information and a model of its transmission for analysis of the structure and basic functions of a sign. This is to point to the relation between information and the basic function of a sign, that is, a 'representation.' A sign is understood, in accordance with Peirce's theory, as a triadic relation of representation. One of the consequences of this theory is limitation of representation to the area of internal objects of a sign, that is, to ideal intentional objects....   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]
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Food and Culture - Food and Culture In putting together this reader, the editors aimed at writing a book "with legs", a book that contributes to the debates around food, and that will offer an collection of what has been written so far interdisciplinary, cross-culturally, and historically about it. At the border of biology and culture, everyone needs to eat and associates food with certain values. In their introduction, the editors remind of the universal importance of food: the process of eating is reproduced everyday several times, food is the foundation of every economy and a central pawn in political strategies of states and households....   [tags: Literature Writing Papers] 2163 words
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Signification of Icons in a Computer GUI - Signification of Icons in a Computer GUI In 1867 in his paper "On a New List of Categories", Charles Peirce said that there were three kinds of signs: icons, indices, and symbols. According to Thomas Sebeok "a sign is said to be iconic when there is a topological similarity between a signifier and its denotata". Icons are then something that resembles the object that they represent. That similarity between icon and object is fundamentally what sets icons apart from the other two kinds of signs....   [tags: Icons Symbols Essays] 1082 words
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Cover Girl Cosmetics - Cover Girl Cosmetics Why Cover Girl is one of the most successful cosmetic organizations since the 1960’s. Cover Girl cosmetics have been the top-seller since 1961 and are still going strong. It is hard, with all the advanced lines of make-up for one product to go as far as Cover girl has, so how does Cover Girl cosmetics do it. A lot of Cover Girl’s strong, on going successes are due to changing the look of the product, exceptional promotions which the public can’t look over, giving a cosmetic appeal to both older and younger aged women and most importantly by using near perfect women and teens to model their products....   [tags: marketing business]
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