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Mythologies by Roland Barthes
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May 05, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: academic, non-fiction

Great book, I have to say I felt really sorry for the poor guy when I got to the end, he sounded so sad and...well, alienated, in his conclusion. Bless his little Commie socks.

Joking aside, Barthes created here a genuinely accessible explanation of structural linguistics as first written on by Saussure. The book is a a compilation of articles, followed by a chapter at the end going into a vigerous explanation of the throey underlying the practise of a semiotic analysis. Essential for anyone studying Marx, or culture. It's also generally interesting and a good book even for those who have no real sociological grounding, and is a pretty easy read.
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