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Title Barthes' Mythologies today : readings of contemporary culture / edited by Pete Bennett and Julian McDougall
Published New York : Routledge, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 173 pages)
Series Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies ; 52
Routledge research in cultural and media studies ; 52
Contents Fables of reconstruction / Julian McDougall -- The face of Assange / Oscar Gomez -- The X factor / Tim Wall -- Tastes of paradise: the 'fair' trade myth / Jenni Ramone -- Batgirl / Will Brooker -- Education as mythology / Nick Peim -- Sherlocks for the twenty-first century / Matt Hills -- Myths of the digital age / Gabriel Menotti and Antonio Fernandez-Vicente -- The zombie walk / Julia Round -- The mythologised accretions of press freedom / Julian Petley -- In search of Higg's boson / ANgia Voela -- The cultural politics of being a knob / Ben Pitcher -- Kylie Écriture / Sunil Manghani -- Signs and symptoms of the mad genius / Simon Cross -- The Museum of Champions, Hyde Park, May 2011 / Eileen Kennedy -- Femininity and the body: spectacle and signification / Richard Berger and Mark Readman -- Reflections on a passport / Liesbet Van Zoonen -- Lobottonised media -- mythological thought for the day / Paul A. Taylor -- Ripper / Dan Laughey -- The face of Noomi Rapace / Roy Stafford -- Time and the pips / Gary Seal -- The national team / John Poulter -- The Citroën Xsara Picasso / Ben Taylor and Steve Jones -- The peculiar pose of Jessica Lynch / Andrew Panay -- The 7/7 bus / Ruth Deller -- Resisting the myths: dodging the bullets / Jayne Sheridan -- Vilnius: discredited capital of culture / Evelina Kazakevičiūtė and Kęstas Kirtiklis -- The Shahida's claim: Ayat Muhammed Lutfi Al Akhras / Norma Musih -- The myth of 'toxic childhood' / Jane O'Connor -- Barthes myth today: Barthes after Barthes / Pete Bennett
Summary This is Barthes' seminal text reimagined in a contemporary context by contemporary academics. Through a revisiting of Mythologies, a key text in cultural and media studies, this volume explores the value these disciplines can add to an understanding of contemporary society and culture. Leading academics in media, English, education, and cultural studies here are tasked with identifying the ""new mythologies"" some fifty or so years on from Barthes' original interventions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Barthes, Roland. Mythologies
Barthes, Roland 1915-1980 Mythologies
Mythologies (Barthes, Roland)
Culture -- Philosophy -- History -- 21st century
Mass media and culture.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Bennett, Peter, 1961- editor.
McDougall, Julian, editor.
ISBN 0203568427
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9780203568422
9781136743726
9781299852778