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A Society of Signs? by David Harris


A Society of Signs? by David Harris

An introduction to current debates around the themes of culture, identity and lifestyle. Such debates often begin with the assertion that we live in a society of signs. Features include: summary and critical discussion of some basic approaches in social theory and cultural analysis; key readings of some of the work of writers including Barthes and Giddens; reviews of work in more traditional areas, for example, the sociology of identity and the embedding process found in social life; and advice on further reading.

About the Author

For more than four years, the @TwopTwips twitter account has been spewing forth ridiculous yet ingenious gobbets of advice to its thousands of loyal followers, often causing them to involuntarily snort with laughter on commuter trains whilst fellow passengers tut and shake their heads. Those fellow passengers are missing out. It is one of the highest followed non-celebrity twitter accounts in the UK, and The Times Magazine placed @TwopTwips sixth in its list of the funniest tweeters in the English-speaking world. David Harris is the curator of @TwopTwips, as well as working for popular humour website The Poke.

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Publication date

28th March 1996


David Harris

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Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


256 pages


Cultural studies
Media studies



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