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Understanding Representation

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781412919197
Author(s): Jen Webb
Format: Paperback
Year: 2008
Publisher: Sage Publications (CA)
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 15 (w x l x h)
Pages: 164
Series: Understanding Contemporary Culture

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'This is an extraordinarily lucid book. I am not sure that there is anyone who can do this sort of thing better than Jen Webb. It is a gift to students; extremely accessible yet complex and sophisticated in its treatment of theories and concepts of representation.' (Jim McGuigan, Loughborough University). Understanding Representation offers a contemporary, coherent and genuinely interdisciplinary introduction to the concept of representation. Drawing together the full range of ideas, practices, techniques and disciplines associated with the subject, this book locates them in a historical context, presents them in a readable fashion, and shows their relevance to everyday life in an engaging and accessible manner. Readers will be shown how to develop a sophisticated attitude to meaning, and understand the relationship to truth and identity that is brought into focus by communicative practices.
With chapters on linguistic and political representation, art and media, and philosophical and cognitive approaches, this book: guides readers through complex theoretical terrain with a highly readable and refreshing writing style; explains the techniques and perspectives offered by semiotics, discourse analysis, poetics, politics, narratology, visual culture, cognitive theory, performance theory and theories of embodied subjectivity; covers the new ideas and practices that have emerged since the work Please click here to ask a question
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