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What is pop culture? Why do we so often hate to love it and love to hate it? What makes us embrace parts of it and not others? While critics in every era have decried the media and popular culture as posing serious dangers to all facets of society, very few have tried to understand the meanings and social structures that they have created in our everyday lives. Marcel Dane ...more
Paperback, 315 pages
Published August 24th 2007 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Marcel Danesi (b. Marcello Danesi, 1946) is a current Professor of Semiotics and Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Toronto. He is known for his work in language, communications, and semiotics; being Director of the Program in Semiotics and Communication Theory. He has also held positions at Rutgers University (1972), The University of Rome "La Sapienza" (1988), the Catholic University o ...more
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