X-rated!

X-rated!

The Power of Mythic Symbolism in Popular Culture

Book - 2009 | First edition
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Many attack pop culture as a crude 'sexual' and 'celebrity-based' culture that is purportedly bringing about the end of moral values. Renowned semiotician Marcel Danesi adds his signature insight to the debate by delving deep into pop culture through a consideration of symbols. Danesi's treatment of letters, such as the X in 'X-Rated,' the 'i' in 'iPod,' and other such symbols, reveals an ancient mythic structure that blends the sacred and profane dimensions of human psychic life. Danesi takes the reader on a remarkable exploration of the radical turns in American society, a society in which the search for pleasure and sexual expression often reign supreme. X-Rated! is a fascinating trip through what gives pop culture its secret appeal.
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780230610675
0230610676
9780230610682
0230610684
Branch Call Number: 306.0973 D17x
Characteristics: ix, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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