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Title Cultural icons / Keyan G. Tomaselli and David Scott, editors.
Publisher Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, c2009.
 Book Stacks  HM621 .C852 2009  AVAILABLE
Descript 167 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cultural icons / David Scott and Keyan G. Tomaselli -- The absent signifier : the morphing of Nelson Mandela / Keyan G. Tomaselli and Arnold Shepperson -- The little mermaid / Finn Hauberg Mortensen -- The Eiffel tower : cultural icon, cultural interface / Stephanie A. Glaser -- Edvard Munch's The scream as cultural icon / Hans Lund -- The Holy Lance as late twentieth-century subcultural icon / Volker Schier and Corine Schleif -- The semiotics of cultural icons : the example of Brittania / David Scott.
Summary "The Eiffel Tower - once a proud symbol of industrial development, now an alluring come-on to a romantic vacation in Paris. Nelson Mandela - originally a grassroots hero of the liberation from apartheid, recently featured in the magazine article "The Power of Brand Mandela." This book explores these and other contemporary cultural icons that, over time, have been endowed with a complex and powerful layering of meanings. The authors analyze the way in which such icons, whether objects or persons, living or mythical, are constructed and disseminated. They also critically investigate the implications, in semiotic and cultural terms, of the accretion of meaning and popular recognition attached to them, their moral and aesthetic ambiguity, and their enduring appeal to a fascinated public. This slim and provocative volume is ideal for courses in the many disciplines addressing cultural studies, popular culture, and semiotics."--BOOK JACKET.
ISBN 9781598743654 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1598743651 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781598743661 (pbk. : alk. paper)
159874366X (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subject Culture.
Visual perception.
Art and society.
Alt Author Tomaselli, Keyan G., 1948-
Scott, David H. T.

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