Semiotics at the Circus

They trigger strong emotions. They make beautiful sense. This book, which is grounded in the personal circus experience of the author, uses semiotics, pragmatics, and cultural studies to explain why we are irresistibly drawn to the circus.

Semiotics at the Circus

Semiotics at the Circus

What do circus performances communicate? They are rich in extreme skills and clever staging. They trigger strong emotions. They make beautiful sense. This book, which is grounded in the personal circus experience of the author, uses semiotics, pragmatics, and cultural studies to explain why we are irresistibly drawn to the circus. It shows how semiotics can be applied to understand and enhance our enjoyment. This series focuses on the state of contemporary semiotics and its current applications Each volume in the series places its topic within a general understanding of today's semiotics, an interdisciplinary field which investigates the application of sign theory not only to culture, but also to nature. The books are accessibly written and communicate with an academic readership that is not overspecialized.

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Semiotics at the Circus
Language: en
Pages: 196
Authors: Paul Bouissac
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

What do circus performances communicate? They are rich in extreme skills and clever staging. They trigger strong emotions. They make beautiful sense. This book, which is grounded in the personal circus experience of the author, uses semiotics, pragmatics, and cultural studies to explain why we are irresistibly drawn to the
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Authors: Paul Bouissac
Categories: Folklore
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Man's Glassy Essence
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Pages: 222
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Categories: Social Science
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