Roland Barthes (1915-80) was one of the leading post-structuralist authors of his day as well as making many important contributions to semiotics. These three volumes provide a complete overview of his achievement. They provide an unparalleled critical assessment of his work in semiotics, structuralism and post-structuralism. The development and contradictions in Barthes' thought are addressed and elucidated. His role in 'the cultural turn' is pinpointed. What emerges most powerfully, is a picture of a culturally engaged critic of contemporary life, who was prepared to make radical innovations in theory and method in order to illuminate his quest for truth. These volumes provide a high water mark in Barthes' studies and are indispensable for any serious scholar interested in the sociology of culture and the cultural turn.
About the Author :
Nicholas Gane has contributed to Roland Barthes as an editor.
Nicholas Gane is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of York, UK. His previous publications include "The Future of Social Theory,"
|Title:||Roland Barthes||Publisher:||Sage Publications (CA)|
|Author:||Mike J Gane, Nicholas Gane|
|No. of Pages:||1,200|
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