This updated second edition provides a clear and concise introduction to the key concepts of semiotics in accessible and jargon-free language. With a revised introduction and glossary, extended index and suggestions for further reading, this new edition provides an increased number of examples including computer and mobile phone technology, television commercials and the web.
This classic study was first published in France as La Semiologie en Question. A filmmaker and theoretician, Mitry asks if cinema is a language, can it be understood through the techniques of linguistic analysis? In effect, he interrogates semiology by representing its basic propositions and approaches, comparing them with scientific humanist aesthetics. Mitry's study ranges across film language, its syntax, grammar, and code; signs and signification; montage; images; narrative structures; symbols and metaphors; and the rhythm of film.
This second edition of the popular introductory textbook "Introducing Cultural and Media Studies", has been thoroughly revised and updated for a new generation of students taking introductory courses in cultural studies and cultural analysis at a tertiary level. Clear, applied and very easy to follow, it provides a solid grounding in the key terms and theories necessary for the study of popular culture and media texts. Without underestimating the complexity of the social, this text encourages a critical and inventive attitude to cultural theory and, through its practical step-by-step approach, is very confidence-building. References and resources have been revised to include world wide web addresses, and examples are tailored to appeal to a broad international readership.