Barthes’ "Mythologies" Today: Readings of Contemporary by Pete Bennett,Julian McDougall

By Pete Bennett,Julian McDougall

This is Barthes’ seminal textual content reimagined in a modern context by means of modern lecturers. via a revisiting of Mythologies, a key textual content in cultural and media experiences, this quantity explores the worth those disciplines can upload to an realizing of up to date society and tradition. top teachers in media, English, schooling, and cultural experiences listed here are tasked with picking the "new mythologies" a few fifty or so years on from Barthes’ unique interventions. The contributions during this quantity, then, are readings of up to date tradition, each one attractive with a cultural occasion, perform, or textual content as mythological. those readings are then contextualized by means of an creation which displays at the ‘how’ of those attractive responses and an "essay behind the booklet" which replaces Myth Today with a mirrored image at the modern provenance of either Barthes and his most famed ebook. hence the e-book is not less than issues right away whichever means you glance: a ‘new’ Mythologies and a e-book approximately Barthes’ legacy, an exploration of where of conception in severe writing, and a publication approximately modern tradition.

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