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Bouissac, Paul

Overview
Works: 54 works in 190 publications in 5 languages and 4,311 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Illustrator
Classifications: P99, 791.3
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Most widely held works about Paul Bouissac
 
Most widely held works by Paul Bouissac
Saussure a guide for the perplexed by Paul Bouissac( )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ferdinand de Saussure (1857-1913) is generally considered one of the main founders of modern linguistics and semiotics. The book that was derived from his teaching, the Course in General Linguistics, had a lasting impact on the intellectual life of the 20th century and remains today an object of debates and controversies. This Guide for the Perplexed introduces the reader to the ways in which Saussure developed his revolutionary insights on language in the context of the linguistics of his time. It also provides clear definitions and explanations of the basic notions that form the substance
Encyclopedia of semiotics by Paul Bouissac( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 979 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
Semiotics at the circus by Paul Bouissac( )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 833 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 and culture : a semiotic approach by Paul Bouissac( Book )
10 editions published between 1976 and 1985 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Circus as multimodal discourse performance, meaning and ritual by Paul Bouissac( )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 319 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 with a reflection on the potentially subversive power of this discourse and its contemporary use by activists. Throughout, it endeavours to develop an analytical approach that is mindful of the epistemological traps of both positivism and postmodernist license. It brings semiotics and ethnography to bear on the realm of the circus
Iconicity : essays on the nature of culture : festschrift for Thomas A. Sebeok on his 65th birthday ( Book )
11 editions published in 1986 in 3 languages and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les demoiselles by Paul Bouissac( Book )
7 editions published in 1970 in French and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedic dictionary of semiotics by Thomas A Sebeok( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 28 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
Strip-tease de madame Bovary : roman by Paul Bouissac( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le cirque en images by Marthe Vesque( Book )
5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedic dictionary of semiotics ( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedic dictionary of semiotics ( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Encyclopedic dictionary of semiotics ( Book )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The visual language of comics : introduction to the structure and cognition of sequential images by Neil Cohn( )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawings and sequential images are an integral part of human expression dating back at least as far as cave paintings, and in contemporary society appear most prominently in comics. Despite this fundamental part of human identity, little work has explored the comprehension and cognitive underpinnings of visual narratives-until now. This work presents a provocative theory: that drawings and sequential images are structured the same as language. Building on contemporary theories from linguistics and cognitive psychology, it argues that comics are written in a visual language of sequential images
Empirical paradigms in semiotics ( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Language of War Monuments by Paul Bouissac( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 13 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
Prehistoric signs ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and German and held by 12 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 semiotics of drink and drinking by Paul Manning( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drink, as an embodied semiotic and material form, mediates social life. This book examines the fundamental nature of drink through a series of modular but connected ethnographic discussions. It looks at the way the materiality of a specific drink (coffee, wine, water, beer) serves as the semiotic medium for a genre of sociability in a specific time and place. As an explicitly comparative semiotic study, the book uses familiar and unfamiliar case studies to show how drinks with similar material properties are semiotically organized into very different drinking practices, including ethnographic
The timeless tools of time : circus performances revisited by Paul Bouissac( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Bouissac, Paul
Bouissac, Paul 1934-
Bouissac, Paul A.R.
Bouissac, Paul Antoine R. 1934-
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