Cultural icons

Cultural icons. Edited by Keyan G. Tomaselli and David Scott Hojbjerg, Denmark: Intervention Press, 2009.

Title Cultural icons
Place of Publication Hojbjerg, Denmark
Publisher Intervention Press
Publication year 2009
Sub-type Edited book
ISBN 9788789825533
Language eng
Editor Keyan G. Tomaselli
David Scott
Total number of pages 167
Abstract/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]
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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