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Semiotics at the circus / by Paul Bouissac.

By: 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
  • 3110218305
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 791.3 22
LOC classification:
  • GV1815 .B68 2010
Other 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
Total holds: 0

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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