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Semiotics at the circus / by Paul Bouissac.

By: Bouissac, Paul [aut]Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Series: Semiotics, communication and cognition ; 3.Publisher: Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter Mouton, cop. 2010Description: ix, 196 p. ill. 24 cmISBN: 9783110218299; 3110218291; 9783110218305; 3110218305Subject(s): Visual communication | Circus -- Social aspects | Performing arts -- Semiotics | Performing arts -- Audiences | Visuell kommunikation | Cirkus -- sociala aspekterDDC classification: 791.3 LOC classification: GV1815 | .B68 2010Other classification: Iköe
Contents:
Introduction: a semiotician at the circus -- The production of circus space -- The time of the circus. Cognitive and emotional dimensions of acrobatics and other circus acts -- -- In what sense is a circus animal performing? -- Horses' feathers: from tacit knowledge to circus metaphors -- Circus and cycles -- The pyramid and the wheel: the visual discourse of circus acrobatics -- The logic of clown faces -- Incident, accident, failure: life and death at the circus -- There's no business like show business: the marketing of performance -- The researcher as spectator: the pragmatics of circus performances -- Conclusion: circus in perspective.
Holdings
Item type Home library Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Course literature 7 days Course literature 7 days Biblioteket Brinellvägen
Iköe Bouissac Available 43731002815
Course literature 7 days Course literature 7 days Biblioteket Brinellvägen
Iköe Bouissac Available 43731002785
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Introduction: a semiotician at the circus -- The production of circus space -- The time of the circus. Cognitive and emotional dimensions of acrobatics and other circus acts -- -- In what sense is a circus animal performing? -- Horses' feathers: from tacit knowledge to circus metaphors -- Circus and cycles -- The pyramid and the wheel: the visual discourse of circus acrobatics -- The logic of clown faces -- Incident, accident, failure: life and death at the circus -- There's no business like show business: the marketing of performance -- The researcher as spectator: the pragmatics of circus performances -- Conclusion: circus in perspective.

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