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Bouissac, Paul

Works: 47 works in 241 publications in 7 languages and 5,771 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Reference works  Dictionaries  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Director, Illustrator
Classifications: P99, 401.4103
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Most widely held works about Paul Bouissac
Most widely held works by Paul Bouissac
Encyclopedia of semiotics by Paul Bouissac( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Three hundred entries by leading scholars in a variety of fields--from anthropology and literary theory to linguistics and philosophy--survey the study of signs and symbols in human culture. The articles cover key concepts, theories, theorists, schools, and issues in communications, cognition, and cultural theory. From introductions to Barthes and Bakhtin to analyses of gossip and myth, this is a valuable reference for students and scholars
Circus and culture : a semiotic approach by Paul Bouissac( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in English and Japanese and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La mesure des gestes. Prolégomènes à la sémiotique gestuelle by Paul Bouissac( Book )

22 editions published in 1973 in 4 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iconicity : essays on the nature of culture : festschrift for Thomas A. Sebeok on his 65th birthday( Book )

14 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saussure : a guide for the perplexed by Paul Bouissac( Book )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) is generally considered one of the main founders of modern linguistics and semiotics. This title introduces the reader to the ways in which Saussure developed his revolutionary insights on language and demystifies his complex theories
The semiotics of clowns and clowing : rituals of transgression and the theory of laughter by Paul Bouissac( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, Paul Bouissac, pioneer and master of the scientific approach to circus arts, demonstrates in a complete and brilliant way, by semiotic, anthropological and cognitive approaches, how the clowning art is a multimodal and complex act of communication, which produces laughter and sense through cognitive and cultural constructions shared by artists and spectators. THE definitive reference to understand clowning
Encyclopedic dictionary of semiotics by Thomas A Sebeok( Book )

29 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a complete and informative semiotics research tool. This work includes entries that cover areas of interest which have evolved over the years, such as the internet and virtual reality
Semiotics at the circus by Paul Bouissac( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do circus performances communicate? They are rich in extreme skills and clever staging. They trigger strong emotions. They make beautiful sense. This book, which is grounded in the personal circus experience of the author, uses semiotics, pragmatics, and cultural studies to explain why we are irresistibly drawn to the circus. It shows how semiotics can be applied to understand and enhance our enjoyment
Circus as multimodal discourse : performance, meaning and ritual by Paul Bouissac( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a theory of the circus as a secular ritual and introduces a method to analyze its performances as multimodal discourse. The book?s fifteen chapters cover the range of circus specialties (magic, domestic and wild animal training, acrobatics, and clowning) and provide examples to show how cultural meaning is produced, extended and amplified by circus performances. Bouissac is one of the world?s leading authorities on circus ethnography and semiotics and this work is grounded on research conducted over a 50 year span in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas. It concludes w
Les demoiselles by Paul Bouissac( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in French and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we imagine the past? : on metaphorical thought, experientiality and imagination in archaeology( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le cirque en images by Marthe Vesque( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Strip-tease de madame Bovary : roman by Paul Bouissac( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Empirical paradigms in semiotics( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prehistoric signs( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the semiotics of non-sense by Paul Bouissac( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The timeless tools of time : circus performances revisited by Paul Bouissac( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victor Turner : un hommage canadien( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of a symposium on the neurological basis of signs in communication processes( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The language of war monuments by Gill Abousnnouga( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book analyses war monuments by developing a multimodal social-semiotic approach to understand how they communicate as three-dimensional objects. The book provides a practical tool-kit approach to how critical multimodal social semiotics should be done through visual, textual and material analysis. It ties this material analysis into the social and political contexts of production. Using examples across the 20th and 21st century the book's chapters offer a way of analysing the way that monument designers have used specific semiotic choices in terms of things like iconography, objects, shap
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Encyclopedia of semiotics
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Bouissac, Paul

Bouissac, Paul A.R.

Bouissac, Paul Antoine R. 1934-

Bouissac, Paul Antoine Rene

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