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Fashion System

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Publisher Comments:

In his consideration of the language of the fashion magazine—the structural analysis of descriptions of women's clothing by writers about fashion—Barthes gives us a brief history of semiology. At the same time, he identifies economics as the underlying reason for the luxuriant prose of the fashion magazine: "Calculating, industrial society is obliged to form consumers who don't calculate; if clothing's producers and consumers had the same consciousness, clothing would be bought (and produced) only at the very slow rate of its dilapidation."

Synopsis:

The object of this inquiry is the structural analysis of women's clothing as currently described by Fashion magazines: its method was originally inspired by the general science of signs postulated by Saussure under the name semiology.

About the Author

Roland Barthes was born in 1915 and studied French literature and classics at the University of Paris. After teaching French at universities in Romania and Egypt, he joined the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, where he devoted himself to research in sociology and lexicology. He was a professor of the Collège de France until his death in 1980.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520071773
Translator:
Ward, Matthew
Translator:
Howard, Richard
Translator:
Ward, Matthew
Author:
Barthes, Roland
Author:
Ward, Matthew
Author:
Howard, Richard
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Clothing and dress
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Beauty & Grooming - General
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
Semiotics
Subject:
Clothing and dress -- Terminology.
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Beauty and Fashion-Beauty General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
101-443
Publication Date:
19900731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
351
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 0.15 lb

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History and Social Science » Linguistics » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Hobbies, Crafts, and Leisure » Beauty and Fashion » Beauty
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Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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