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Marcel Danesi

Marcel Danesi is Professor of Semiotics and Anthropology at the University of Toronto. He is respected for his work in several areas of semiotic study, including youth culture and metaphor. Among his major publications are Vico, Metaphor, and The Origins of Language; Cool: The Signs and Meanings of Adolescence; The Puzzle Instinct: The Meaning of Puzzles in Human Life; Brands; and Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Semiotica, the leading journal in semiotics.

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X-Rated!
The Power of Mythic Symbolism in Popular Culture

Palgrave Macmillan
This book delves into the reasons why pop culture, and all of its “X-Rated” features, are so appealing to masses of people, even though they may hate to love...
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Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things, Second Edition
An Introduction to Semiotics

Palgrave Macmillan
Why is it that certain members of the human species routinely put their survival at risk by smoking cigarettes? Why is it that some females make walking a...
Marcel Danesi

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