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Marcel Danesi

Marcel Danesi is Director of the Program in Semiotics and Communication Theory and Professor of Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is the author of many books, including Of Cigarettes, High Heels, and Other Interesting Things; Cool: The Signs and Meanings of Adolescence and X-Rated! The Power of Mythic Symbolism in Popular Culture. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1998, founded a research center (Center for Communication and Information Sciences), and is the Editor in Chief of Semiotica. Danesi's work has been featured in the New York Times, Toronto Star, and Psychology Today among other print publications, and he has been a guest on broadcast outlets such as National Public Radio.


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The History of the Kiss
The Birth of Popular Culture

Palgrave Macmillan
What's more romantic than two people embracing, looking into each other's eyes, and kissing each other? But how should we make sense of this iconic act? How...
Marcel Danesi

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