Media Semiotics: An Introduction
Media Semiotics is a lucid investigation of the critical approach in contemporary media studies. Using examples such as Big Brother and Billy Elliot, Jonathan Bignell steps easily from basic concepts to more complex theories, while devoting chapters to specific media forms. New material in this second edition includes sections on men's style magazines, docusoaps and 'reali...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 240 pages
Published July 5th 2002 by Manchester University Press
(first published 1997)
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I've been reading this book for five years. I believe I am making progress now. Semiotics is one of those fields of study that is both totally obvious and maddeningly incomprehensible, especially to a dilettante like yours truly... I am an advocate of taking my sweet time.