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Semiotics and Popular Culture

The Semiotics of Love

Authors: Danesi, Marcel

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  • Written by one of the world's foremost authorities on Semiotics and the meanings of Popular Culture
  • ​The first treatment of romance ever envisioned by a semiotician, all the while maintaining an accessible writing approach friendly to those outside of the field
  • Provides a perspective of romance that complements psychology and anthropology
  • Connects love signs with cultural events and discourses
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About this book

The Semiotics of Love brings together work on early symbolism, literary practices, and contemporary communication on the theme of romance and the idea of love to forge an understanding of the semiotic-cultural side of romance. Moving beyond psychological and neuroscientific scholarly analyses of love, Marcel Danesi works to interrogate the cultural constructions of love across societies. This book analyzes romantic love from the general perspective of semiotics—that is, from its more generic interpretive angle, rather than its more technical one. The specific analytical lens used is based on the notion that we convert our feeling structures into sign structures (words, symbols) and sign-based constructions (texts, rituals, etc.), which then allow us to reflect upon something cognitively, rather than just experience it physically and emotionally.

About the authors

Marcel Danesi is Professor of Semiotics and Anthropology at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is renowned for his work in several areas of semiotic study, including pop culture and metaphor. He has been a guest on several broadcast outlets, including National Public Radio. Among his major recent publications are The History of the Kiss!: The Birth of Popular Culture (Palgrave, 2013); Murder in Plain English, with Michael Arntfield (2017); and Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things: An Introduction to Semiotics, 3rd edition (Palgrave, 2018). His work has been featured in the New York Times, Toronto Star, and Psychology Today, among other print publications. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Semiotica, the leading journal in semiotics.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Conceptualizing Love

    Pages 1-29

    Danesi, Marcel

  • The Body in Love

    Pages 31-55

    Danesi, Marcel

  • The Language of Love

    Pages 57-82

    Danesi, Marcel

  • Love Stories

    Pages 83-106

    Danesi, Marcel

  • Love Images

    Pages 107-127

    Danesi, Marcel

Buy this book

eBook $19.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18111-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $27.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18110-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Semiotics of Love
Authors
Series Title
Semiotics and Popular Culture
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18111-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18111-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-18110-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 178
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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